L’EXPRESS has some great reasons to come discover Montréal

November 5, 2012 recently published an article providing The 3 reasons to (re)discover the Province of Québec

A look at Montréal’s trendy neighbourhoods

Montréal? A piece of the American continent that feels more like France. You can enjoy the great outdoors at Parc Jean-Drapeau, admire the breathtaking baroque décor of Notre-Dame Basilica where Céline Dion got married, lose yourself in your thoughts at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel—the oldest church in the city, immortalized in Leonard Cohen’s song Suzanne—or take a stroll around Place des Arts—Canada’s largest cultural complex. Place des Arts plays host to a slew of activities, shows, concerts, exhibitions and performances.

New foodie destinations have mushroomed around Boulevard Saint-Laurent, also known as “The Main,” the busiest thoroughfare in Montréal. For centuries, the boulevard symbolically split the city: English was spoken west of the Main and French to the east. Today, it is the st0mping ground of multicultural hipsters who swarm the many concept stores, trendy bars and specialty galleries.

Enjoy the best of “locavore” gastronomy

Montréal restaurants are celebrating their first ever Restaurant Week: TASTE MTL, a concept that is already very popular in New York City, San Francisco and Vancouver. From November 1 to 11, chefs from dozens of noteworthy spots, such as Toqué! and Chez Delmo, will delight diners at bargain prices. It’s a great reason to treat yourself to a gastronomic city tour that starts in the Little Italy neighbourhood.

You can read the full article (French only) by Barbara Witkowska on l’Express.

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