Visiting Montreal, Quebec
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Although I had little time in Montreal, I thought that this was an absolute gem. The old town is fantastic and I really enjoyed the climb up to the mountain where you have a wonderful view over the entire city. A real nice mix between old and young buildings and a real clean well maintained place.
People are very friendly and most of them speaks English, although French is their mothertongue. You can have pleasant conversations with locals in some nice pubs or on terraces next to a drink.
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What is most appealing for the visitor is that there is a blend of totally different cultures, the people are so diverse and still live together as a community. It is true though that they live in separate neighbourhoods. The Anglo neighbourhoods are to the west and north of downtown and the Francophone ones are to the east and north. The universities are also divided into two English and two French. There were moments when peace was shattered by those who wanted to ban all other languages but French on public signs and even aspire to be independent from Canada. It was a rough period for the city that has known a moment of economic decline.... Read more »
Recent reviews for Montreal
A couple of days in Montreal - Jul 19, 2008, by mohds2
Lots of people visit Montreal to shop in the wide variety of the international boutiques. Canada's currency as compared to the American dollar makes it very attractive for the Americans to come here. The best place to shop in Montreal... Read more »
Short visit in Montreal - Sep 26, 2006, by MadSuh
Montreal was very interesting. After doing a 5 hour trip to Montreal from Toronto, we immediately got into the meeting room to meet up with other business partners. We had a long and intense discussion and went for a quick lunch. The... Read more »
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