Walking in Montreal

Trip Start May 04, 2006
Trip End May 07, 2006

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Friday, May 12, 2006

So Montreal is an intriguing city! It's not French, although that is the main language, and it is not typical Canadian (Toronto/Vancouver), it's French Canadien. So off on an adventure to find out what that is. We stayed at Les bons Matins, which I highly recommend to those of you looking for a quaint place, if not quite budget, to stay. The breakfast was excellent there as well as helpful staff!

Walked all over the city to the 'Crescent St' area, Latin Quarter, Old Port, and St Laurent St. My favorite was the St. Laurent Street, which was a trendy/fun area. I also enjoyed a terrace or two in the Latin Quarter. The best part about Montreal, as far as I'm concerned are the terraces in the restaurant/bars and the botanical gardens. The gardens were amazing. I especially like the lily section and the magnolia trees.

We also went to the Biosphere. Do not go here unless you are unusually interested in Buckminster Fuller (bucky balls guy) or ecology. Some interesting things, but overall a disappointment.

Other things to note about Montreal - although it is a French Speaking city, the restaurants do not serve dinner late. make sure you find a place to eat by 9pm. Shops close at 5pm, even on Saturday.
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