Really love the architecture in Montréal – many of the buildings are quite unique looking and are lit up at night, making them even more beautiful.
The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is a fantastic art museum located on Rue Sainte-Catherine in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles. I was lucky enough to see Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson combine music and live performance in his first major show in Canada. The most impressive was his collaboration with one of my favourite bands The National – the band played their song Sorrow for six hours straight (or 105 times).
Walking around Old Montréal is a definite must – this is the oldest area in Montréal, reminiscent of a stroll through the streets of Europe. There are some wonderful restaurants, unique shops and the architecture is incredible.
Be sure to go shopping along Rue St. Denis, check out a couple of restaurants or cafés and if you are in the mood to party – this street comes alive at night and is home to many popular bars and pubs.
I am a collector of crystals and gemstones, so when I stumbled upon Born-Neo on Rue St. Paul, I was in heaven. I purchased a beautiful multi-layered crystal Chakra Pyramid that I am completely in love with. They sell wooden Buddha’s, African masks and everything in between…so if you’re looking for a unique gift or something special for yourself, this is the place for you. Also, be sure to check out Pierres D’ailleurs on Rue St. Denis if you are into gemstones, minerals and the like.
One of my favourite restaurants is Dolcetto & Co which is located on Rue Saint Paul Ouest. The decor is modern and stylish (I’m a fan of its nautical theme) and their menu is diverse…they have some great antipasti options, tasty little pizza’s and a variety of cheeses and salami. Can’t forget about dessert; white chocolate and orange tiramisu – delizioso! Montréal is a lovely city – I have been twice and will definitely be back 🙂