There is something for everyone in Montreal. French is certainly an asset although most people are able to converse in English as well as other languages.
although in the past the city did not welcome English speakers, my experience was that tourist dollars make all tourists welcome these days. There is lots to do just by wandering around exploring this lovely city. Lots of galleries, churches, museums and restaurants. Lots to do no matter what your interests.
things were costy, meals at restaurants were not that good for the price People in town were very helpful
Montreal is a culturally rich city with tons of things to do. I personally think Montreal is a "young person" city.
It revolves a lot around walking, nightlife, and shopping. I can see a young family not enjoying it the same way, or an older couple not enjoying it. It caters to the young because it is so vibrant. Tons of great restaurants and foods to eat. Tons of activities and shows/performances to see and do. Overall, it is one of my favourite cities.
Montreal is one of the most beautiful cities in North America. It has the kind of old-world charm that you'd find in France, but also the glitzy glamor or a modern Canadian city.
The smoked meat, deli, bagels, and French breakfast foods are second to none, even better than New York! The cafes are also amazing. The streets downtown are lined with cafes of many different themes. The old part of town (called Old Montreal) has cobble stone streets and old architecture. The famous Basilica of Notre Dame is a must-see. Finally, there are plenty of top-notch jazz clubs and bars that you can visit every night. Montreal is an amazing city!
enjoyed walking around old town, even when it started raining; we took shelter in a restaurant covered patio for a few drinks, that turned into a meal.
Went back next morning and enjoyed the area.
Food is very good. French style mixed international food . Must go to Old Montreal that you will see real French style in Montreal!
It is a most beautiful city. A city of many things: arts, cultures, activities, theatres, dining. A most memorabe stay.
What a lovely city ! it is vibrant, it is colourful and cosmopolitan . Loved it The old Port area is wonderful , nice restaurants, good for foodie
It´s a very friendly place. People are always welcoming and smiling, the service is generally very good and you can walk in the night almost everywhere without fearing any kind of trouble.
In a small but strong world, it´s really a COOL town.
Monteal is a Europe-style city--French-speak city (90% of the people speak French). Around 550 kms from Toronto by bus.
There are several ways to get to the city--fly, self-drive,train (VIA), bus (graycoach, Megabus. Montreal smoke meat & Fairmount bagel is very famous. You can walk around the Mount-Royal to see the whole city all year round (winter time is kind of cold). There are about 500 small & large size of churches in Montreal.
Places t see are McGill university,mount royal park, St joseph's oratory (take a bus cost you 3$),Notre Dame cathedral,old port,science and history museum,dorchester square.
I did not know if I was in the south of Europe in a coast city or if I was in a business city. The city atmosphere is great and during summer everybody enjoys the sun.
Do not miss Mont Royal Park on a Sunday. It is an unique experience.