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Published: September 30th 2017
Geo: 45.5075, -73.5587
Montreal is the perfect place to chill out and just laze around - though it's got dozens of museums and countless festivals during the summertime, Montreal seems to be best enjoyed strolling around and browsing, then stopping for a coffee, drink, or bite to eat. There seem to be countless streets that are packed with bakeries, bars, boutiques, cafes, patios, restaurants ... so many distractions as you walk along, it seems nearly impossible to take more than a few steps before finding a reason to stop, whether it's the sight of pastries in a window or the smell of an espresso that arouses the senses and beckons ...
Monteal is such a walkable city with activity and life in the streets you don't typically see in many Canadian cities. It's got so many character-filled neighbourhoods that blend together seamlessly - from Little Italy to Outremont to Mile End to Mont Royal to the Latin Quarter ... it's tough to know when to stop walking as there is no real end to the fun. Even the main streets like St. Denis and St. Laurent seem to go on and on ... not that it's a bad thing!
For me, Montreal's funky
neighbourhoods and cafe culture are the best sight of all - though there was nothing of significance on our itinerary today, we somehow managed to stroll from noon until 8 PM, easily covering over 10 km. Starting out at Marche Jean Talon, we eventually made our way back to our B&B in the Latin Quarter. We didn't seem to do a whole a lot, but it probably ended up being our best day so far, no small statement to make since we were here during Grand Prix weekend!
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