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Go to Montreal for a French Fix

An affordable Plan-B alternative to the blockbuster Paris sojourn. Read the article

Inspired by: Affordable Alternates to Expensive Retreats | T+L Family — by Heather Smith MacIsaac, Published Nov. 2007

Hotels (1)

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    Auberge Bonaparte

    A five-story building dating back to 1886, Auberge Bonaparte has dormer windows, solid oak doors, and original stone, including a frontispiece made

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Restaurants (4)

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    Marché de la Villette

    This French-style deli-cum-bistro in Old Montreal is cluttered with chalkboards, Paris street signs, vintage canned goods, and faux meat hanging fr

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    Chez Gautier

    Traditional French cuisine is the specialty at Chez Gautier, which has been a Montreal staple since the 1970's. The bistro is styled after a Parisi

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    L’Express

    Open since 1980, the restaurant is still the spot for expertly prepared French classics such as the generous pot-au-feu or the citrusy octopus-and-

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    Olive & Gourmando

    Opened in 1998 as a bakery but then expanded into a café, Olive & Gourmando has a menu of sandwiches served on homemade bread, pastries encasing Va

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    Notre-Dame, Montreal

    Designed by New York architect James O’Donnell, the Gothic Revival-style Notre-Dame Basilica faces Place d'Armes in Old Montreal. Although complete

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    Insectarium

    Once just a pet project of insect collector Georges Brossard, the Insectarium officially opened in 1990 within the Montreal Botanical Garden. More

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    Fête des Neiges

    For three weekends in late January and early February, Parc Jean-Drapeau becomes an outdoor celebration of winter with the Fête des Neiges, or snow

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    Parc du Mont-Royal

    After exploring Old Montreal, save time for a walk through Frederick Law Olmsted’s wooded and sprawling, 470-odd-acre Mont-Royal Park, which spans

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    Stylish, historic, and full of great restaurants, galleries, and bike trails, this Québécois hot spot has evolved into North America's own City of Light.

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