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2011/06/05 Re-visiting Montreal
π 2011-06-05 01:01 in Canada, Trips
Back in 2004, I did a too short but very enjoyable trip to Montréal. Due to a trip to go to Mont Tremblant for a Ferrari Driving Event, it was good excuse to go back and visit Montréal with Jennifer.

So, I should probably start by pointing out that they have a lot of very nice churches, more than in Paris for that matter.

The Basilique Notre Dame is absolutely beautiful:






Saint Joseph du Mont Royal was also nice, close to the Sacré Coeur in Paris:







but there were many others:

St Patrick's Basilica
St Patrick's Basilica

nice inside too
nice inside too









Of course, there was more than just churches, but they were worth mentioning :)

First, quick map of Montréal and surroundings:

Food, yum :)
Food, yum :)



Place de Jacques Cartier is a bit like Place du Tertre in Paris
Place de Jacques Cartier is a bit like Place du Tertre in Paris

Bixi bikes (like Vélib in Paris), very handy to get around
Bixi bikes (like Vélib in Paris), very handy to get around

Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden


After visitng the Biodome on Isle St Hélène, Montréal was starting summer festival season, and had an electronic music festival on Isle St Hélène, so we went to Piknicelectronik to see James Holden who was spinning around that time:


James Holden
James Holden

We then went to tour the Island on bixi bikes, and went over to Ile Notre-Dame



Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Ile Notre-Dame just before the Grand Prix
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Ile Notre-Dame just before the Grand Prix

North of Isle St Hélène
North of Isle St Hélène



Place de Jacques Cartier at night
Place de Jacques Cartier at night


The next morning we went to the Olympic Stadium and its tower, the biodome, and the botanical garden:




We went to the biodome next:






And the botanical garden was also quite a nice visit:





our cat would have been so happy in there :)
our cat would have been so happy in there :)

fleurs!
fleurs!




oui-euh :)
oui-euh :)



More random pictures form visiting the next day:



Rue St Denis at Night
Rue St Denis at Night


Views from Mt Royal
Views from Mt Royal




Yum :)
Yum :)


Those birds are angry :)
Those birds are angry :)

picnic by St Patrick's Cathedral
picnic by St Patrick's Cathedral


We also had some nice meals :)

Foie Gras
Foie Gras

Dessert
Dessert

More Foie Gras :)
More Foie Gras :)

Many more pictures, but that's enough for this page, click on the link below for more :)
Long story short, though, we had a fantastic time in Montréal, it's a great city to visit.

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