Montreal is a special place and Chez Francois is quite special as well. Francois is a warm and welcoming host as is Laurence, his talented second-in-command. My husband and I (from Toronto) and friends from Massachusetts have been staying with them each June for years. Their breakfasts are always something to look forward to as are the conversations around trhe table. Chez Francois is located right across from a large beautiful park which you can walk through without any concerns coming home from evenings out. (Chez Fancois also has free parking, a major plus in a large city.) Rue Saint-Denis with its many restaurants, shops and clubs is not far, as well as rue Duluth with its good selection of "bring your own wine" restaurants.