"Unique City!" Montreal by Eilian

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... my city!

Aaaah ! Montréal feels like Europe and America at the same time... A french city with an old port and old city standing in Northen America makes my hometown very special.

All-year long awaken with its many festivals. Still, spring makes its people awake after a snowy and cold winter. You then see them lay down on the greens of its many parks and its mountain *yes, we have a mountain* , relaxing on a café, restaurant or pub's terrace or celebrating Montreal's events - Grand Prix, Festival Nuit d'Afrique, Festival de Jazz, Just for laughs festival, and it never ends! During the fall season, you can take long walks through the mountain or the parks, enjoying the pretty viws the city can show... And the winter makes Montreal's locals relax inside, even with some festivals or celebrations making people take advantages of snow and cold.

Montréal is really a perfect city with lots of cultural events, 4 universities, close to 2 millions citizens including suburbs, 21 museums (as far as I know), hundreds of fantastic restaurants. Montréal is also a city where people speak more french.

The city stands maybe in the Americas, but it belongs to the only french speaking province of Canada.

Which makes this city pretty dear to me.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:European atmosphere and lot lot lot things to do all year long
  • Cons:I don't see any
  • In a nutshell:You have to see it to believe it!
  • Intro Updated Feb 27, 2005
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  • Dec 12, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    O love it too!! Funny you said if you have no money take something light I was used to do that too but last time I went they had a new maximum price rule; no matter the weight you pay maximum 13$ for lunch and 16$ for dinner.. now load up on lasagna!!!!!

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    Sep 23, 2005 at 10:40 AM

    Beau travelogue sur les bières ... je ne connaissais pas cet aspect la du canada ! Merci pour le commentaire sur ma page d'irlande

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    Jul 6, 2005 at 3:27 AM

    Bonjour, Merci, Bonne journée… Nice introduction to your home city!

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    Jun 4, 2005 at 7:18 AM

    Intriguing city. I loved your photographs, Genevieve :) Ciao... Siddharth from India

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    May 26, 2005 at 1:37 PM

    Glorius opening picture of Montreal at dusk. My current favourite band, The Arcade Fire are from here!

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    May 14, 2005 at 6:45 AM

    you ***ing rule my friend hope you are having a really ***ing good time-i miss you already........

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    Apr 25, 2005 at 5:52 AM

    Great page on montreal... love the skyline pic!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO!!! Hope its a good one...

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    Mar 6, 2005 at 7:52 AM

    Bonjour! Very nice pages about Montréal! Thank you for tips!Salut!

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    Mar 6, 2005 at 7:03 AM

    Bonjour Genevieve, Carol and I will be visiting Montreal in April (hopefully it will be a lttle warmer by then). I haven't been to your city for about 20 years so I'm sure much has changed (Carol has never been). Thx for the great tips...Tom

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    May 13, 2004 at 4:15 PM

    Great tips on Montreal. The front pic is great. Happy travels!

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