My Mini Montréal Guide
If you’ve kept up with my most recent posts, you know that I’ve grown completely obsessed with Montréal. Being that its only a 5.5 hours drive away from home for me, the gorgeous city is a perfect escape. This French-speaking city is considered the cultural capital of Canada and rightfully so. I figured that on the heels of returning from my second trip there (in one month), a mini guide of the places I love is appropriate. To my readers who have told me that they’ll be visiting soon, I hope this helps you out. To those who haven’t made any plans yet, I hope this guide (as well as my Montréal Diary) inspires you to visit!
Where to Stay
To really dive into the deep end of Montréal’s French culture, I recommend staying in Old Montréal - the closer to Notre Dame, the better. For both of my stays, I used Airbnb Plus. Every home in Airbnb Plus must pass an in-person quality inspection in order to be listed. For a skeptic like me, it’s perfect. If you love the idea of a traditional hotel, check out these fab options:
Olive & Gourmando
Off The Hook (OTH) - Mens, Womens, & Products. Located inside Hotel William Gray.
Féline Boutique - Mens & Womens.
La Petite Garconne - Womens.
Boutique Tozzi - Mens & Womens.
Bagnoles et Bobinette - Kids.
Boutique Vestibule - Kids & Home.
Empire Exchange - Clothing & Products.
Paperplanes - I talked about this cocktail bar in this post. The La Dame en Rouge is a must have!
COLDROOM - Where the only way to get in is through an unmarked door.
L’Usine De Spaghetti - Pasta Heaven. I previously wrote about it here.
Miss Wong Brasserie Asiatique
Jiao Dim Sum Bar - Open until 3am and the kitchen doesn’t close until 2. Also surprisingly home of the best DJ in the city (in my opinion).
El Pequeño - Canada’s smallest bar with room for just 9 drinkers.
Terrasse William Gray - The view of the ferris wheel is the best.
Modavie - Live music from an eclectic group of local artists.
I hope everyone reading this gets a chance to visit this city that I’ve fallen in love with and try out some of these places. If you do, let me know what you think! Until then…