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  • Montreal is located in the middle

  • of the St. Lawrence river in southwest Quebec.

  • It is Canada's second largest city

  • and has the largest population of French speakers outside of Paris.

  • Montreal is a Canadian city with a French soul,

  • a big heart and a very hip attitude.

  • A city that enchants visitors with an old-world charm

  • and an unpretentious love of good food and festivals.

  • The first Europeans to arrive here

  • were from France and while the British later claimed ownership,

  • an elegant sophistication lingers like a perfume.

  • Order un cafe, stroll the cobblestone streets

  • of the Old City and soak up the history and architecture of the area.

  • Some of the buildings here date back to the 17th century,

  • making it one of the oldest urban areas in North America.

  • The Old City is also a great place to discover Montreal's famous food scene.

  • Visit one of the intimate bistros here and order Poutine

  • the locals love it.

  • Or, follow your nose to one of the city's many wood fired ovens

  • and try a real Montreal bagel.

  • Walk off the delicious food with a stroll around Place Jacques-Cartier,

  • named after the intrepid explorer who claimed Canada for France.

  • When Mark Twain visited Montreal in the 19th century

  • he nicknamed it theThe City of a Hundred Bell Towers.”

  • The city's churches are simply magnificent,

  • especially the Christ Church Cathedral, the Josephs Oratory

  • and the Notre Dame Basilica.

  • But amidst all this history, Montreal is also thoroughly hip.

  • The city hosts more than 100 festivals throughout the year

  • but even if you happen to be here between events,

  • there is always something cool going on.

  • Head to the Quartier Latin,

  • popular for its artistic atmosphere, cafes and clubs.

  • Or visit Le Village on Saint Catherine Street East

  • which closes to cars in summer, making it a great place to party.

  • Another great area is Plateau Mont-Royal

  • where you'll discover groovy boutiques,

  • funky cafes and colourful murals.

  • For art of a different kind,

  • head downtown to the the Golden Square Mile and the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.

  • Like Montreal itself, this museum combines the old and new with great èlan.

  • Admire exquisite works of the great masters

  • as well as an impressive collection of local and international contemporary art.

  • In Montreal, even Mother Nature is chic.

  • Get outside and enjoy the city the way Montrealers do

  • with a hike up Mont-royal,

  • the 764 foot green jewel that rises from the downtown area

  • and gave the city its name.

  • Or, discover the Montreal biodome,

  • where five of the most beautiful ecosystems in America

  • have been recreated in what was once the olympic velodrome.

  • For more jewel-like color, visit the Montreal Insectrium

  • the largest insect museum in North America.

  • Right next door is the Montreal Botanical Garden.

  • Stroll amongst the tranquil ponds in the Japanese Zen garden.

  • Experience the principles of yin and yang in the Chinese Garden

  • And of course, you can't leave town without a trip to La Ronde,

  • the city's beloved amusement park.

  • Take a flume ride or brave one of the heart-stopping roller coasters

  • with names like Le Vampire and the Cobra.

  • As the sun sets on your adventures,

  • head back downtown and discover Montreal after dark.

  • Enjoy cool jazz, smoky blues

  • or wind down with something a little more quirky.

  • EuropeanCanadian….traditional….

  • cutting edge. Montreal is all of these things but it is also so much more.

  • With its french past and funky present,

  • Montreal is a city with a certain je ne sais quoi.

  • A flavour and a feeling that is hard to define but very easy to love.

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    Eric Wang   posted on 2020/10/11
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