Montreal

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Montreal is not only one trip in particular. I often go there because the city is close to Quebec. According to my colleagues I’d have a subscription to the Sheraton. Unfortunately no subscription there, however I have family and friends in Montreal so I enjoy visiting them every time I go there.

In Montreal you like the cultural diversity and the one of its neighborhoods. Historically St. Laurent Boulevard was the separation between communities: on one side the English people and the other French people. This explains why in the city French and English languages are spoken, although some people don’t even speak French.

In the city I enjoy walking on the streets of its different neighborhoods: Old Montreal, Quartier des Spectacles, Jean Talon and its market, Chinatown, Mile End without forgetting its underground network, a city within the city.

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There are many restaurants and bars, but also museums, exhibitions and theaters, including the Bell Center. Besides I had the opportunity once to go there for a NHL game (the national sport in Canada), thanks to my family who had invitations: it really was an amazing experience.

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For the shopping you’d rather steer on the side of Sainte-Catherine Street, which has many shops. The city also has several green spaces, whose main ones are Mount Royal Park and Jean-Drapeau park: it’s very nice to walk there especially during the summer.

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In Montreal there are also many strip bars, which also make the reputation of the city. As for Quebec City, Montreal lives with the seasons and festivals: Igloofest and Montreal en Lumière (lights festival) in winter, Jazz Festival, Francofolies, Juste pour Rire festival in the summer.

Some addresses:

Restaurants:
– Kazu
– Schwartz’s
– Poutineville

Bars:
– Vices & Versa
– Appartement 200

Sweet:
– Cacao 70

Shopping:
– Saint-Laurent Boulevard
– Sainte-Catherine street

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