Montréal (Part Un)

Tryin' to fit in 'one last hurrah' before summer is over but don't know what to do or where to go? Visit Montréal for all the culture of a hip European city but for a fraction of the cost, not to mention distance (flying from NY is 45 minutes!). That's what I decided to do, and I absolutely loved it!

Montréal is a large and diverse city with deep roots in French culture (the official language is French!)- it's the largest city in the province of Quebec and the 2nd largest city in Canada itself. Tourists from all over the globe flock to this city especially in the summer time when Montréal is ripe with festivals like The International Jazz Festival or even the Just For Laughs comedic festival, which are truly the highlights of this great town. Even though I wasn't able to attend any festivals (I arrived as they were wrapping up), I was able to check out some of the permanent fixtures this city has to offer.. These are some of the highlights of my trip!

Part Un. Saint Denis
To me, Saint Denis is the much larger (and much more French version) of Saint Marks Place here in New York City; full of creative boutiques and interesting restaurants. Saint Denis is a street you definitely want to devote some time to, all the little shops are worth investigating for some unique buys!

A Few Places To Check Out:
Juliette & Chocolat, chocolate restaurant- This quaint restaurant has interesting decor, the staff wear cute chef hats, and let's not forget that is is a chocolate themed restaurant!

Manga-Thé, manga tea house- The owner, Robert-Louise Milin, will serve you tea and Japanese snacks as you engage in role playing card games at this manga store.
2011 rue St-Denis, Montréal, Qc

D-liche, cupcake bakery- For a delightful afternoon snack, take a detour at D-liche!
3964-A rue St-Denis, Montréal, QC