What to see in Vieux Montreal, Canada

In Canada, everything is so great that when you leave to climb what the locals call simply ‘the mountain’, you will be surprised to find yourself at the top after about 15 minutes. Mont Royal is the namesake of the city and the focal point of one of the most popular parks if you visit Montreal (which may count 650!). It’s also a promontory perfect for watching the capital of Quebec, the largest French-speaking city after Paris.



Here are the two personalities of Montreal: The Vieux Montréal, permeated by a Gaulish spirit, with romantic streets, outdoor cafes, and Victorian style houses and the modern city center, a sea of skyscrapers where influences the Latino and Chinese communities are also mixed. But before you lays only half of the city. Head towards the underground city and discover a paradise for shoppers, with 32 km of tunnels that connect more than 1600 shops, 200 restaurants, cinemas and even a university. Vieux Montréal is proud to host the most significant architectural examples of the continent spanning the last three centuries. At the center stands the monumental neo-Gothic Basilica of Notre Dame, which can accommodate 3800 visitors. You can find easily cheap flights to Montreal if you check online . In the nearby city center, Cathedral Marie Reine du Monde is a copy in miniature of the Basilica of St. Peter. Within walking distance are the two most famous cultural centers of Montreal: The only museum of contemporary art in Canada, the Musée d’Art Contemporain, and the oldest in the country, the Musée des Beaux Arts.

Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal

Montreal has an excellent reputation and when it comes to entertainment and nightlife you can try the bars and the local Village, the gay district or the jazz clubs of the Plateau Mont Royal and gatherings of the Latin Quarter. If you wonder whether the accommodation is expensive in the city then you will be surprised that it is not something extraordinary. There are plenty of cheap Montreal Vacation Rentals, you just have to check online and you will find a lot of cheap opportunities.

Multicultural and multiethnic, it’s not surprising that the city is famous for its gastronomy. You’ll find great bars and restaurants everywhere, starting from the Boulevard Saint-Laurent and Rue Prince Arthur.

Plateau Mont-Royal

Plateau Mont-Royal

If you visit Montreal in the summer, you can enjoy a packed calendar of events, such as the festivals ‘Juste pour rire’, the Festival International de Jazz and Air Canada Grand Prix.

El Vieux Montréal from edgar NUBE

Photo: City photo 1: Fred in Montreal, City photo 2: Neal1960, City photo 3: girouardguillaume


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