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A Unique Canadian City
Montreal is a Canadian city that is full of contrasts. However, it has a well tempered personality. It is also the place where Canadian friendliness meets European sophistication. People who are passionate about food, film, fashion and the arts should consider visiting this city.
Upon arriving, they will be met with new world chic, lush green parks, old world architecture and stylish shopping districts. This city has an exclusive character that was created by the English, French and two centuries of people coming from different parts of the globe. There are three neighborhoods that people should stay in when visiting this very vibrant city.
In a city that is renowned for charm and romantic nooks, one place stands out. That neighborhood is Old Montreal. This historical district gives this city a reputation for being creative and attractive. It also has a European flair that is rarely found in North America.
The neighborhood’s stunning gothic architecture along with its epicurean delights and cobblestone streets has seduced many visitors. Much of this neighborhood’s action is found along the Place Jacques-Cartier or St. Paul Street. Travelers who are wandering through the side streets can find hidden gems. At the same time, a lot of Montreal hotels are found on this area along with a number of the classiest restaurants.
Some of the activities that people may enjoy while visiting this neighborhood include shopping at the galleries and boutiques, drinking at a terrace in the Place Jacques Cartier, visiting the Montreal Science Center and Pointe a Calliere Museum, watching musicians and street performers and more.
Mile End is a casual yet stylish Montreal neighborhood. It is also a very dynamic community. In this neighborhood, travelers can find relaxed cafes, inspiring art, designer boutiques and the best bagels in the entire world.
Some of the best locations to visit in Mile End include the Le Café Depanneur and the Casa del Popolo. Here, people can enjoy exquisite meals at very affordable prices. Travelers are also advised to visit Le Café in the afternoon and move to the Casa in the evening.
Another place to visit in Mile End is the General 54 and Local 23 thrift shops. Tourists can find crafts and emergent local designs mixed together. Tourists can also visit the Assomoir where they can enjoy chill music, great drinks and delicious tapas. They can also visit the Drawn and Quarterly Bookstore that sells a lot of locally produced graphic novels and indie comics.
People who are staying at a Montreal hotel can also bunk down in Plateau Mont Royal. This neighborhood is full of spiral stair cases, tree lined streets and colorful horses. At the same time, it has the highest concentration of local artists. The neighborhood is also home to relaxed café terraces, stunning urban art and fashionably clad residents.
Plateau-Mont Royall also has many used record shops and vintage clothing boutiques. These stores alone can inspire new sounds and looks that continue to resonate even when people return home. It is also the place where nightlife meets art.