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Quick Summer Getaway Guide to Montreal

Annie Schlechter 15 Quick Summer Getaways

Photo: Annie Schlechter

Yes, there are plenty of quaint calèches plying Old Montreal's cobblestoned streets, as well as shops chockablock with fleur-de-lis flags and hockey paraphernalia. But along the neighborhood's southwestern edge, design studios and upscale condos have taken over industrial spaces; cafés, bars, and some of the city's most ambitious chefs have followed.

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    Place d'Armes Hôtel & Suites

    Consisting of three combined 19th-century office towers, the hotel features boutique-style rooms that mix historic details from the buildings’ past

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    Chez L'Épicier

    For eight years, chef Laurent Godbout has been putting a delicious spin on classics (try his pan-seared sea bass with squid-ink risotto, scallops,

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    Cluny Artbar

    Lunch on pressed charcuterie sandwiches at Cluny ArtBar, a funky little art gallery and café housed in a former foundry.


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    Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

    Every year, during the first week of July, Montreal puts on this music celebration. Some acts have included Emmylou Harris, Paul Simon, and Mali's

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    Montreal, Vieux-Montréal (Old Montreal), Plateau Mont-Royal, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Rosemont

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

  • Christmas in Montreal

    Montreal, Vieux-Montréal (Old Montreal), Downtown, Plateau Mont-Royal

    Take a spin at an outdoor ice-skating rink, plunge into your hotel's outdoor heated pool, and shop for maple candies and chestnuts in Montreal's bustling outdoor markets.

  • Montreal: An Insider's Guide

    Montreal, Vieux-Montréal (Old Montreal), Downtown, Plateau Mont-Royal, Little Burgundy

    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.

  • Montreal's Best New Restaurants

    Little Burgundy, Mile End

    One new restaurant's oyster bar is a shellfish-lover's paradise; another caters to carnivores with dishes featuring duck, rabbit, venison, and even bison and horse.

  • Touring Montreal's Cutting-Edge Designs

    Montreal, Vieux-Montréal (Old Montreal), Downtown, Plateau Mont-Royal, Little Burgundy

    North America’s City of Light has made the jump from historic to hot, with a slew of stylish hotels, shops, and restaurants. Here, even laundromats compete for inspired design awards, in the aptly



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