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Best of Montreal Guide

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Montreal
Montreal, c’est si bon! This French-speaking city is considered the cultural capital of Canada, and is a cosmopolitan celebration of Québécois style. A horse-drawn carriage ride around the cobblestone streets and grand buildings of Vieux-Montréal will give you a taste of European flavor. The Basilique Notre-Dame is a confection of stained glass, and the Plateau Mont-Royal district will delight you with its quaint boutiques and cafés. Dig in to a massive plate of poutine to fuel up for a tour of the epic Olympic Park.

All things to do » Things to do

Notre-Dame Basilica
Notre-Dame Basilica
Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history of the city.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
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Montreal Botanical Gardens
Montreal Botanical Gardens
Owner description: The Montreal Botanical Garden, one of the city's jewels, is recognized as one of the world's greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and... more Owner description: The Montreal Botanical Garden, one of the city's jewels, is recognized as one of the world's greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long.With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, Frederic Back Tree House, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares, it's also a perfect place to enjoy fresh air and natural beauty. Located just minutes from downtown Montreal, right near the Biodome and Olympic Park, the Montreal Botanical Garden is a living museum of plants from all over the world. You can also enjoy the Insectarium which is on the Garden's site. Have a great visit! less
Attraction type: Gardens
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Laurentian Mountains
Laurentian Mountains
Owner description: Laurentian Mountains are so close to Montreal that you can easily go skiing for the day. In winter, there is also dog sledding and ice skating. Other times of the year, enjoy... more Owner description: Laurentian Mountains are so close to Montreal that you can easily go skiing for the day. In winter, there is also dog sledding and ice skating. Other times of the year, enjoy whale watching, mountain biking and kayaking. less
Attraction type: Mountains
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Mont (Mount) Royal
Mont (Mount) Royal
Referred to as "the mountain" by locals, this 764-foot mountain provides excellent view of the city and is a popular recreation spot.
Attraction type: Mountains; Parks; Neighborhoods
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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)
Owner description: Founded in 1860 as the Art Association of Montreal by a group of Montreal art collectors and patrons, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) was one of the first museums in North... more Owner description: Founded in 1860 as the Art Association of Montreal by a group of Montreal art collectors and patrons, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) was one of the first museums in North America to build up an encyclopedic collection worthy of the name. It now numbers over 41,000 works from Antiquity to today, making it unique in Canada. It comprises paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative art objects displayed in four pavilions: the Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion (international art), the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion (world cultures), the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion (decorative arts and design) and the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion (Quebec and Canadian art). The latter, which was inaugurated in September 2011, includes a 444-seat concert hall - Bourgie Hall - featuring an important group of Tiffany stained glass windows. A fifth wing, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace devoted to international art and education, will open in late 2016 to launch Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Robin Square
Robin Square
Ranked #1 of 4,699 Restaurants in Montreal
Price:
Cuisines: French, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Bistro
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Les Deux Singes de Montarvie
Les Deux Singes de Montarvie
Ranked #2 of 4,699 Restaurants in Montreal
Price: $29 - $50
Cuisines: International
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Bistro 1843
Bistro 1843
Ranked #3 of 4,699 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Europea
Europea
Ranked #4 of 4,699 Restaurants in Montreal
Price: $70 - $75
Cuisines: French
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Damas Restaurant
Damas Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 4,699 Restaurants in Montreal
Price: $25 - $41
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Auberge Saint-Paul
Auberge Saint-Paul
$33 - $52
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M Montreal
3.0 of 5
M Montreal
$39 - $158 (CAD 48 - 194)
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Gite du Grenier
Gite du Grenier
$49 - $81 (CAD 60 - 100)
Ranked #21 of 146 Montreal B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Kutuma
3.0 of 5
Hotel Kutuma
$132 - $219 (CAD 162 - 269)
Ranked #12 of 162 Hotels in Montreal
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Hilton Garden Inn Montreal/Dorval Airport
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Montreal/Dorval Airport
$120 - $189 (CAD 147 - 232)
Ranked #27 of 162 Hotels in Montreal
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Chateau de l'Argoat
Chateau de l'Argoat
$73 - $138 (CAD 90 - 170)
Ranked #28 of 162 Hotels in Montreal

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Ritz-Carlton Montreal
5.0 of 5
Ritz-Carlton Montreal
$414 - $784
Ranked #1 of 162 Hotels in Montreal
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Hotel Gault
4.0 of 5
Hotel Gault
$229 - $432
Ranked #2 of 162 Hotels in Montreal
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Hotel Nelligan
4.0 of 5
Hotel Nelligan
$237 - $413 (CAD 291 - 507)
Ranked #4 of 162 Hotels in Montreal
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