"Bienvenue a Montreal! (Welcome!!!)" Top 5 Page for this destination Montreal by rmdw

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I lived in Montreal from December 2002 until April 2004. It's a very unique city to visit.

A lot of people ask me what it was like to live in. I initially found it difficult to describe but a friend of mine, Dave Towert, provided this description: "A rich, almost European, culture transcending into daily life with a distinct underlying feel of endless character." Mais oui, that describes Montreal very well indeed!

Here's a photo of the Nutcracker Ballet in Montreal. If you'd like to see more photos of the performance then click here.

While everyone has their own opinion on the best places to see, eat, and party in Montreal, here's a poll on the subject: Best of Montreal 2005

In the downtown core much of Montreal exists underground in the form of an expansive set of interconnected shopping malls. While perhaps trivial in the summer, they're absolutely wonderful in the winter! Some people get in their cars in their heated garages, drive downtown to an underground garage and then spend all day indoors. Quite a phenomenon! You can download a full-size version of the map here.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Every street brings a new set of sights, sounds, and culinary smells!
  • In a nutshell:A very cosmopolitan city where most people know at least French & English and often 1 or 2 other languages too!
  • Last visit to Montreal: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated Jun 16, 2005
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  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Hi just checking out some stats on the new member pages and came across one for this page. Visitors are engaging with the site +249% compared to before the new design! Keep up the good work!

  • yaya15923's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Planning a long weekend escape for August and your tips are extremely helpful. Thank you so much!

  • BeatChick's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    That "expansive set of interconnected shopping malls" sorta reminds me of Chicago! I understand Londoners went wild over Krispy Kreme, as well, when it debuted @ Harrod's! Your Baton Rouge photo is gorgeous. :) Wonderful page on Montreal.

  • Jan 21, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    will visit montreal at some point - history, scenery, culture, languages...liked your pages, stunning

  • ani10881's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2007 at 5:17 PM

    Awesome Montreal pages. Does it get very cold by the end of November? Now I wanna go!

  • Mar 8, 2007 at 5:29 AM

    I love photos like that. Colours and the street ... - just perfect:) I would love to see Montreal but I don't have time in that year. Pitty... greets from Poland:)

  • Jefie's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2007 at 5:21 AM

    I really enjoyed your Outremont travelogue - It's been a while since I've been in that area, but after seeing your pics, I'll make sure to go for a walk next time I'm in Montreal!

  • Agraichen's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2007 at 9:37 PM

    The Montreal pages brought me back 40 years to the EXPO trips I took up there. Wonderfu descriptions.

  • etrehumain's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2006 at 5:41 PM

    Happy New Year Robert ! Great Montreal page.

  • lohki's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2006 at 4:22 PM

    Great pages.... hello from Toronto!


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