Montreal Journals

Summertime in Montreal

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A July 2007 trip to Montreal by Cantin2

Springhill Suites by Marriott Old Montreal Photo, Montreal, Quebec More Photos
Quote: Montreal is an enjoyable city and withing driving distance for us. We heard that there was a fireworks competition - so we decided to go.

Summertime in Montreal

Overview

Park on the Riverfront Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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1- Notre Dame Cathedral2. Visit La Ronde - the "kids" young and old will like it - an amusement park on an island.3. St.Denis Street - for shopping.4. Rue St. Paul - for restaurants.5. Rue Notre Dame - for galleries.6. Ride a caleche through Vieux Montreal.7. Stop for lunch or afternoon wine in Jacques Cartier Square.8. Visit the Bon Secours Marche.Quick Tips: 1. You need good walking shoes a pedometer is interesting - you walk much further than you think.2. Focus on one section of the city per day - La Ronde, Mont Royal, Vieux Montreal, St. Denis, St Laurent, Botanical Garden or under ground shopping on a rainy day.3. Rent bikes to ride along the ...Read More

Springhill Suites by Marriott Old Montreal

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Hotel | "Springhill Suites by Marriott"

Springhill Suites by Marriott Old Montreal Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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Only planning to be in Montreal for a few nights, location to us became important and since the international fireworks competition in the port was one of the deciding factors in choosing this particular week, we thought that Springhill Suites was a good choice. The location is near perfect......In Vieux Montreal, on a narrow alley street between Rue Paul and Rue Notre Dame and only a short walk to the port or metro.Springhill Suites is a non-descript five story building with a small lobby on the lower floor of a two story atrium - the mezzanine is where a complimentary breakfast is served daily. this level also has a small business center and wi-fi access. Internet is complimentary and ava...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 11, 2008

Springhill Suites by Marriott Old Montreal
445 ST JEAN BAPTISTE ST
Montreal, Quebec H2Y2Z7
514-875-4333

Da Emma

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Restaurant

Da Emma Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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A rainy night in Montreal, but we do have a car....Da Emma is at the the southern tip of Old Montreal with a large parking lot. Reviews were mostly very good - the setting was perfect for this type of night.De Emma is located in a building that was formerly a women's prison - a dreary night added to the mood. We enter through a heavy metal door and descend a few steps into a "cellar" - very dark - the bar is candlelit - we had no reservations so we were asked to sit at the bar, but before we could order a drink, we were shown to a table. Nice atmosphere - wine glasses twinkling from the candlelit reflection, animated diners of all ages - young couple, small groups of friends, after work cro...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 21, 2008

Da Emma
777 de la Commune St W
Montreal, Quebec H3C 1Y1
+1 514 392 1568

Bonaparte

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Restaurant

Bonaparte Photo, Montreal, Quebec
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A memorable meal a few years ago left us yearning to return....It is still there and better than ever - we called for a reservation and were seated at a table for two overlooking a narrow street close to Notre Dame Cathedral.The maitre d'h, servers and bus boys were all bi-lingual and very pleasant - Service is efficient, professional and discreet - there are six tables for two by the windows, these are unique since you go up a few steps from the main floor - sort of like a private balcony. Since this is a very old building, ceilings are high, some brick is exposed on the walls and one dining room has a fireplace.We ordered a wine that we had sampled at a vineyard in Provence l...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 21, 2008

Bonaparte
447, rue Saint-François-Xavier
Montreal H2Y 2T1
(514) 844-4368

Le Senateur

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Restaurant | "Le Senateur"

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Rue Paul in Old Montreal is a narrow cobblestoned street lined on both sides with a myriad of restaurants, bars, hotels, courtyards and roof tops. You're sure to find whatever ambiance you're yearning for. Early on a Saturday evening, the pedestrian area was bustling - even more than usual, as a fireworks competition display was scheduled at the waterfront for 10PM. Restaurant “hawkers” are at their stations, hoping to entice you into their establishment – the pleasant manager standing outside of “Le Senateur” recognized us from a short conversation earlier in the week – He pointed out that a window seat was becoming available in a few minutes – we succumbed. He ushered us past...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 21, 2008

Le Senateur
254 Rue Saint Paul East
Montreal, Quebec
(514) 866-5174