Montréal Islands

If Montreal (old & new) isn’t enough to entertain you there’s always the islands – Parc Jean-Drapeau and Île Notre-Dame. Île Notre-Dame is the home of the Canadian Grand Prix and out of season allows cyclists to race along the track. The island also has some lovely ornamental gardens, a beach and water sports centre […]

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Les FrancoFolies de Montréal

One of the impressive aspects of Montreal is its choc-a-block events calendar. In the short time we were there Montreal was host to 3 different events including a graffiti competition & exhibition, a local arts fair and the amazing Francofolies music event. Francofolies took place over 2 weeks with 6 stages and acts performing everything […]

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Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal

One of the main attractions of Montreal is the amazing Notre-Dame Basilica! It’s by far the most stunning basilica I’ve seen and although the outside is fairly understated the inside was amazing. There are other basilicas, churches and cathedrals in Montreal that are equally impressive but there was something really special about the Notre-Dame Basilica. […]

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Montréal Art

Firstly I want to apologise for the gap in my blog posts – whilst travelling is amazing and you get to see so many wonderful things it does tend to hinder your blog-ortunities! This post is a tribute to some of the weird and wacky (but utterly amazing) artwork that pops up all over Montreal. […]

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Montréal Gay Village

What can I say about the Gay Village in Montreal…? It’s supercalifragilisticexpiali-queer-cious! It’s on Rue Sainte-Catherine East and is a eclectic mix of shops, bars, restaurants, cabaret bars, strip joints and the odd sex shop or two. Although that sounds quite intimidating its all very discrete and playful. The street is lined with thousands of […]

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Montréal… Part 2

Montreal is definitely a city of 2 halves – the modern, sleek, party and shopping district and the historic, beautiful and picturesque Old Montreal and Harbour. I can honestly say that I loved both – Old Montreal is a great place to spend a day pottering around and checking out the stunning buildings and New […]

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Montréal…

On 14th June, 2013 we arrived in Montreal for 6 nights. The train journey was an interesting and somewhat worrying experience – especially as we were crossing from America to Canada for the first time! We were told the process could take up to 3 hours but the Canadian border control were very friendly, pleasant […]

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Safe & Sound in Montreal

Safe & Sound in Montreal Arrived safely in Montreal on Friday (14th June, 2013) just settling in and exploring. Unfortunately it’s a grey, rainy day so contemplating what to do… First things first though… lunch! I’ll be blogging in the next day or so as I’ve fallen a little behind… Watch this space!

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