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Trip List by sravenk

A Perfect Day in Montreal

1 Apr 2006  Frequent visitor of Montreal
3.5 of 5 stars based on 8 votes

If I could only spend a day in Montreal, I would love to spend that day following this itinerary

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Montreal
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Wake up at the Chateau Versailles
    Chateau Versailles, Montreal, Quebec
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    Avg price: $173

    The four Victorian mansions that make up this boutique hotel mix contemporary artistic design with the beauty of its original fixtures and moldings. Every room has a different color scheme and décor, making any stay here a unique one.

  • 2. Mont (Mount) Royal
    Mont (Mount) Royal, Montreal, Quebec

    The perfect place to get some exercise and make a fresh start to your day, the Mountain is great for cycling, hiking or just relaxing on one of the quiet benches in the trees. Hike to the top of the mountain and you will be able to see a terrific view of Montreal.

  • 3. Visit the Musée des Beaux-arts
    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts), Montreal, Quebec

    Montreal’s museum of fine art is one of the most famous museums in Canada, housing fantastic exhibits of contemporary Canadian and international art, and is well worth a visit.

  • 4. Lunch at Buffet Maharaja
    http://www.buffetmaharaja.com/

    The enormous all-you-can-eat buffet at Maharaja offers a wide variety of excellent Indian dishes, from Tandoori and Tikka Chicken to a large selection of vegetarian and vegan choices. There is something here to satisfy almost anyone, and the prices are reasonable. If you want to stuff yourself with some of the best Indian food in town, this is the place to go.

  • 5. Explore Old Montreal
    Old Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

    The historic district of Vieux Montreal, with its cobblestone streets and ornate architecture, has a European feel that is reflected in the many boutiques, museums, cafes and galleries that line the streets.

  • 6. See the Obelisk at Place d’Youville
    Place d'Youville, Montreal, Quebec

    Home to some of Montreal’s oldest buildings, Place d’Youville is a historic street in Old Montreal, marked by architecture dating back to the 1600s and by the obelisk monument that memorializes the pioneers that first made Montreal a settlement.

  • 7. Centre d'Histoire de Montreal
    Centre d'Histoire de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

    This museum along Place d’Youville is the perfect place to learn some of the history of Montreal from its beginnings in the 1600s to the city as it stands today.

  • 8. Pointe à Callière (Museum of Archaeology and History)
    Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, Montreal, Quebec

    Also located on Place d’Youville is the museum of archaeology, a fascinating museum that takes you through underground crypts and tunnels presenting artifacts and archaeological finds in their original place of discovery.

  • 9. Shopping on St-Denis
    Rue St. Denis, Montreal, Quebec

    Rue St-Denis is the place to be for shopping in Montreal. From fashions to gifts, from the trendy to the unusual, everything is available here. A great way to cap off the afternoon before dinner is to window shop along the street, or maybe pick up a few souvenirs on the way.

  • 10. Dinner at Le Commensal
    http://www.commensal.com/

    This vegetarian buffet-style restaurant allows you to choose from a number of delicious dishes and then pay for what you eat by the weight of your meal. The food ranges from simple salads to an assortment of hot stews, steamed vegetables and pies. The dessert buffet is also ample and delightful. There are plenty of options for vegan diners as well.

  • 11. Dance at Les Bobards
    http://www.lesbobards.qc.ca/

    There is just no more exciting place for live music than Les Bobards. The world music draws an eclectic crowd of people from college age to middle age. The beat keeps the crowd dancing and the atmosphere is relaxing and friendly. Les Bobards is a fabulous place to meet people and just to let loose and have fun. If you need a break from the dancing you could also check out the extra gallery room, in which there is art on display that is changed every few weeks.