Royal Versailles Hotel
Travel Blogs from Montreal
... up and lounging on the side of the fountain outside the Notre Dame is very inviting. The sound of water running, people watching and all under the watchful eye of the mighty building. Inside is breathtaking with ornate religious paintings and more gold leaf than I could point a stick at. The deep blue dome ceiling glows at the end of the aisle impressing us with its obvious wealth the church possesses. The overpowering solemness of the place means I don't linger for ...
... of the roads were cris-crossed with what appeared to be mini-speed bumps - with an occasional pothole.
I am always looking to try to improve my French -- I wonder if "Ontario" is the French word for Pothole???
We had an adequate map to get through Montreal - around the main city. But, we encountered 7 detour exit closed signs - all in the direction we planned. Each detour took us closer to ...
... a lovely atmosphere, with snow
piled up on the terrace outside the windows, and with great views of the town.
Back to room, where Murray is now awake, so up to the
lounge for an excellent breakfast, described as continental, but much better. Out
later with the others to watch the heats of the Ice Canoe Races. They’re held
on the ice in the now empty marina at Basin Louise, in a large inlet off the St
Lawrence. The 5-person teams ...
... into a local hockey game happening in the ice rink.
Our next move was to buy some groceries for dinner, we were keen to dine in tonight and have some family time. Finally some decent wifi! It’s early days yet but we think we like Montreal. After shopping we headed back up our street with our groceries along with many other locals. If we keep our mouths shut we could just pass as French ...
... Gay or Canadian", so it wasn't a complete waste!my was also really interesting to see the city when wandering through it; it still feels more European than North American, but less French and a bit more like Berlin or somewhere like that. Casey had also warned that Montreal had a bit of a crime problem (although it's more vehicle break ins than anything else) but I didn't feel unsafe at any point in the city and we went a fair way round it. In fact, I really liked it ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking