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Due to recent stressful events in our lives, my mother-in-law is sending the husband and I on vacation. We are leaving for Montreal on Saturday.
If anyone has ever been to Montreal, I would love some suggestion of where to go and what to do.
Posted by torrie on May 16, 2006 02:04 PM | Permalink
No suggestions, just wanted to say I hope you have a wonderful trip filled with as much relaxation and joy as you can stand! ;-)
May 16, 2006 04:09 PM
I am absolutely no help - sorry. However, how wonderful that she is doing that for y'all. Have a great time.
May 16, 2006 07:54 PM
Here are some good museums:
Chinatown is great...anyone can tell you how to get there.
Crescent Street is an overpriced tourist trap so I would personally avoid it.
Genreally just walking around the Old Port is great. There are great places to eat and all kind of local artistry and shops.
Same for the Plateau area (not as old-worldly but definitely eclectic)
LaRonde is a super amusement park.
May 16, 2006 09:13 PM
yet another person with no good trip advice...
but that sounds fabulous. take lots of pics.
May 17, 2006 01:44 AM
Have a look at the Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival - it's at Theatre Ste Catherine, 264 Ste-Catherine est (514-284-3939) - should be some good fun, and only 12 bucks. The same theatre also hosts Sunday night improv.
Have some laughs to counter all the ricochetting off hotel room walls ...
May 17, 2006 12:52 PM
Just returned from a fashion show in Montréal actually. Visit the old part of the city, it's the most gorgeous thing you'll ever see. Especially at night when all the cobblestone streets are lit up with lanterns. Have a nice trip!
May 17, 2006 04:12 PM
Two words: SWISS FOOD. Try to find a swiss-french restaurant that offers fondue or raclette. Unbelievably delicious. Well, food of all kinds is fabulous in Montreal. They have these french fries with white cheese and gravy...oh, man. I think it is called Poutine (which sounds vaguely dirty to me...)
The last time I went there was a Picasso retrospective at the museum, which was wonderful. Have a fabulous time - you deserve it, and it's a great city.
May 17, 2006 08:00 PM
OMG I forgot about the poutine! It's part of my every day life so I forget that not everybody eats this.
May 17, 2006 10:00 PM
Ahhh Poutine...I remember the first time somebody ordered that from me when I was a bartender in Canada (I'm from the states) I must have looked pretty offended because the guy quickly explained to me that he was after grub not my ass.
My sister flies out there for business and she agrees the old part of the city is bea-u-ti-ful! Have an awesome time
May 18, 2006 05:44 PM
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