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Old Oct 18, 14, 12:54 pm
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Montreal suggestions, please

We are going to Montreal for 3 days in a couple of weeks and would appreciate all suggestions for things to do in Montreal: historic, cultural, gay, culinary, etc.

So far, I've gathered:

Gay Nightlife:
The Village on rue Ste Catherine Est. (but any specific places would be much appreciated).

Historic:
- The Notre Dame Basilica. Any others? Walking through old streets just south of the basilica? Is there a certain section with cool cafes, shops, historic buildings?

Culinary:
- Mile End. (Any specific eateries or streets?)
- Atwater Market. (Any others that are more interesting, better?)


I've been looking through this forum, but most of the Montreal suggestions appear old.

Thanks much in advance.

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Old Oct 18, 14, 1:10 pm
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I go to Montreal every couple years for work and tack on a few extra days. My most recent trip was this summer.

The area around Notre Dame is the old city. Just plan to spend some time walking around there after you tour Notre Dame. You will see where the crowds are walking, where bands are playing outside, etc. There are shops, restaurants and galleries.

A few blocks out of the old city is St. Patrick's Basilica. It's beautiful, always open and free. Don't miss it.

I don't know if you gamble, but the Montreal Casino is in a very cool, funky modern building. It's worth seeing. It's definitely not Vegas, but the building is awesome.
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Old Oct 19, 14, 11:12 pm
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I would recommend the biennial that opens this week at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
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Old Oct 20, 14, 4:42 pm
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I would recommend the biennial that opens this week at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
This and the Musee de Beaux Arts are both very worthwhile stops.
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Old Oct 21, 14, 6:32 am
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Once a year(at least) over 15 years visitor here. Montreal is my favorite city in North America.

Rather than the Atwater Market (which is very nice)I would opt for the Marche Jean Talon. Plan on spending some time here and getting a picnic lunch together from the stalls.

Joe Beef, Tuck Shop, Au Petite Extra are 3 of my recommended restos.
The Village is the only place for gay bars these days.

Both Museums mentioned above are great. However you might check out the Point a Callier for a bit of history regarding the founding of Montreal.
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Old Oct 23, 14, 11:45 am
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Just went to Montreal a couple months ago for the first time.

+1 for Joe Beef and its fabulous staff (and I do mean fabulous). Food is excellent as well. If you can't get a reservation, you can do walk in pretty easily on a weekday if you don't mind a little wait or sit at the bar.

Garde Manger for the lobster poutine.

Brasserie T!, sister restaurant to Toque!, was a surprisingly good and less expensive choice in the Art district. Available to book on OpenTable.
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Old Oct 28, 14, 1:39 pm
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Montreal - Jan 16 to 19

Hi there. When are you going? I'll be there Jan 16 - 19. Going alone at the moment and will be at Igloofest for a few hours each night.
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Any recommendations for NYE in Montreal?
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Old Aug 13, 19, 4:19 pm
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Any recent recommendations?

I'd also love a recommendation for a coffee shop where I can work for a couple hours on a weekday.
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