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A November 2003 trip to Montreal by oogabooga

Sofitel Montreal Photo, Montreal, Quebec More Photos
Quote: This is a look at some of my favorite hot spots in this Franco-metropolis, designed for those who are looking for interesting places to explore.

Sofitel Montreal

Hotel | "Sofitel"

Sofitel Montreal Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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The Sofitel Montreal is brand new and is a beautiful addition to the other fine hotels on Sherbrooke Ave. Originally an office building, the property has been gutted and retrofit by designer. Every floor has its own unique ambience and flavor. A beautiful faux-stained glass mural greets you at your arrival. Complimentary computers for internet access are in the lobby. Beautiful bathrooms with marble accents and clean lines of sight. Views overlooking the city. An excellent hotel.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 6, 2003

Sofitel Montreal
1155 SHERBROOKE WEST
Montreal, Quebec H3A2N3
514-285-9000

Montreal International Jazz Festival

Attraction | "Montreal Jazz Festival"

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The Montreal Jazz Festival is really two festivals in one. On one hand, there are the large free shows on the many stages located around Place Des Arts. These are loud celebrations of music and fun. The Gala performance, which usually takes place on the Tuesday night, is attended by over 100,000 people. Get there early to stake out a place to stand. Thankfully, even this large crowd feels safe compared to many American crowds of this size. The best free shows over the past few years have been the free midnight blues shows at the new Club Soda. The second aspect to the festival is the number of paid shows by some of the legends of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Electronica and Soul. It's usually ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 26, 2003

Montreal International Jazz Festival
Quartier Des Spectacles Downtown
Montreal, Quebec H2X 1Y9
+1 514 871 1881; +1

La Ronde

Best Of IgoUgo

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This is unquestionably the worst amusement park in the world. Although things seem to be picking up after the park was acquired by Six Flags, still the facts remain. The rides are lame. The people are rude. The costs are expensive. It's hard to get to. They charge you $6 for water.

Of use: If you have a Six Flags season pass from any of their parks in North America, admission is free.

This place should be renamed the Vomiterium. It's awful. Don't waste your time here.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 26, 2003

La Ronde
1 Circuit Gilles-villeneuve (île Ste-hélène)
Montreal, Quebec H3C 1A9
+1 514 872 6222

Luba Lounge

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One of the neatest spots in Montreal, this lounge is all done up in red velvet. During the weekends, this place is full of hipsters and beautiful women who are looking to meet that perfect guy. Weekdays are much more relaxed and chill. A band plays Monday nights.

This is the perfect spot to take a date, or to find one.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 26, 2003

Luba Lounge
2109 Bleury St
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K2
+1 514 288 5822

Silophone

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The Silophone is absolutely unique. You will not find it in any tour guide or printed listing. A number of artists and audio engineers decided to convert an old grain silo in Montreal's old port into the world's largest acoustical chamber. They utilized hundreds of internal speakers and microphones to create this project. In essence, it has become the world's largest musical instrument. But from the outside, it looks like an average grain silo. There are a multitude of ways to make sound with the silophone. The most popular and most interesting is from the stone structure on the riverwalk with the inscription "SILOPHONE" on it. This structure is easy to miss when walking by. It is abou...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 4, 2003

Silophone
Old Port
Montreal, Quebec