Montreal is special, Montreal is unique.
Visiting Montreal is visiting Europe.
Visiting Montreal is visiting a major modern city.
Montreal – the tale of two cities.
The charm, ambience, of Europe with the hustle, bustle, of the big city.
An amazing combination.
It’s yours to love.
So let’s explore Montreal.
A must see is old Montreal.
Set in old Montreal – Notre-Dame Basilica is one of the city’s most recognisable structures – one of the most visited monuments in North America
Built in the 1820s – a striking and innovative building – unparalleled anywhere in North America.
Approximately 11 million people visit Notre-Dame Basilica annually — one million less than Notre-Dame de Paris.
The architect James O’Donnell – a Protestant Irish immigrant from New York – and Victor Bourgeau, also an architect, designed the interior, both sharing a common vision – a cathedral that was to be opulent, rich in colour and ornamentation – invoking a sense of wonder and amazement.
Next up – Old Montreal.
Established in the 17th century by the city’s first settlers of New France, the narrow cobblestoned streets and foundations solidifying its European roots.
Populated with some of Montreal’s top-tier restaurants, long promenades of shopping, a handful of museums, historic structures and attractions upon attractions, there’s never a shortage of things to do by day or by night in this part of town.
Mount Royal – the mountain – rising majestically in the middle of the city – a symbol of Montreal’s heritage, history, geography and inspiration – site of founding institutions, fabulous green spaces, walking green trails. Offering great panoramic views of Montreal
Montreal – unlike most North American cities – embraces street art.
There are several mural festivals – artists from all over the world partcipate.
Millions of people see them.
Montreal – a great place to discover, explore and enjoy.
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