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Jacques-Cartier is a sunny, bustling hot spot in summer months. The Marché Bonsecours, built in 1847 and named one of Canada’s 10 finest heritage buildings, houses over a dozen boutiques featuring “made in Quebec” creations. Foodies should stop by the Jean-Talon open air market, featuring fresh produce and tempting handcrafted treats. This is also a great spot to grab a quick bite to eat. Hungry for more? Pause for a cup of coffee or glass of wine at one of the many sidewalk cafés or bistros that line the Saint Lawrence River. This is as close to Paris as it gets! For dinner, take your pick from countless fine restaurants serving up international cuisine. Love yourself some retail therapy? The Holt Renfrew department store is a shopper’s dream. Here you’ll find luxury brands like Chanel and Hermès. If you’d rather browse more unique offerings beloved by locals, bop around the Plateau on Saint Denis and Saint Laurent Boulevard. For those who can’t get enough culture, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a wonderful place to while away the hours. The permanent collection features works by Picasso, Renoir, and

Rembrandt. There are also featured exhibitions, concerts, and cultural events held at the museum, so be sure to peek at the calendar before you go. If you’re itching for some adventure time, consider hiking Mount Royal, a small mountain in the middle of the city. There are multiple ways you can journey: by paved road, stairs, or dirt path, with several stops and lookouts along the way. Biking is also an option. Near the top, you’ll find a lovely chalet with a breathtaking view of the city below. STAY IN STYLE From unique B&Bs to affordable Airbnbs, cities like Montreal offer a range of wonderful lodgings. But if you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime kind of stay, here are some ideas. The iconic Ritz-Carlton Montreal combines the old-world grandeur of the Ritz with newly-renovated luxuries and amenities, including things like heated bathroom floors and defogging mirrors. There’s also a famed French restaurant and a Tiffany and Co. jewelry store on site. There’s also the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, which puts you at the center of it all. This hotel is located above a train station that connects to Montreal’s

VIew of Marche Bonsecours in Old port in Montreal, Quebec by a nice early morning during fall .

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