Montreal Pictures

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    Montreal City View

    In this picture, a bateau-mouche (long, low, windowed sightseeing boat) sails in the St. Lawrence River against a backdrop of Montreal's Centreville,. © Michel Julien.

    Pictures of Montreal show you more than words can tell. A romantic city north of the border, Montreal, Canada welcomes couples in its French accent and proceeds to seduce them. Click through these pictures to view the must-see sights and don't-miss charms of Montreal — although one visit is not enough to experience all the delights it has to offer.

    First-time visitors can tour Montreal by land or by sea. Whichever you choose, it will help to get your bearings.

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    Downtown Montreal

    The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, which occupies a full city block, is in the picture to the right of the two towers. Trains arrive from all points and terminate under the hotel. © C.Parent, P.Hurteau.

    Treasured churches and historic structures, along with modern commercial buildings, distinguish the Montreal skyline.

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    Horse-Drawn Carriage in Vieux Montreal

    Picture yourselves touring Vieux Montreal (Old Montreal) via caleche (horse-drawn carriage). © Vincent and Susan Breslow Sardone.

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    Rue Jacques-Cartier

    Rue Jacques- Cartier is a wide pedestrian thoroughfare in Vieux Montreal lined with cafés and shops.


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    Biking in Montreal

    Bicycles in spring. © Louise Mondoux.

    Come spring, biking is popular in Montreal. The city has many green spaces to explore on two wheels.


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    Montreal Biosphere

    Some picture the Biosphere as a geodesic bubble on the landscape. It is also a museum dedicated to better understanding the environment. © C.Parent, P.Hurteau.

    The Montreal Biosphere was designed by Buckminster Fuller for Montreal's Expo 67.

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    Montreal Museum of Modern Art Picture

    View from a picture window inside the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. © Susan Breslow & Vincent Sardone.

    Montreal is home to numerous museums. The Montreal Museum of Modern Art is located on Sherbrooke street, in the city's best neighborhood.

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    Old Fort Montreal

    Montreal's Old Fort is a five-minute subway ride away from downtown Montreal. You can also reach it by car, river shuttle, bike, motorcycle. © Susan Breslow & Vincent Sardone.

    Montreal's Old Fort is located inside Jean Drapeau Park, where Montreal's Grand Prix also takes place.

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    Sculpture on Avenue McGill

    Outdoor sculpture on Avenue McGill in Montreal, close to the University. © C.Parent, P.Hurteau.

    Montreal displays lots of public art, and its larger-than-life sculptures bring culture into the city's commercial center.

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    Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral

    This picture was shot from a suite on a high floor inside the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. © Susan Breslow & Vincent Sardone.

    Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Montreal.

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    Montreal Casino

    Montreal's lively casino tempts gamblers to try their luck at blackjack, roulette, keno, and other games. © Susan Breslow Sardone.

    Montreal Casino is shaped to resemble a cruise ship. In addition to the gaming floors, it also contains Nuances, one of Montreal's top gourmet restaurants.

    One of three casinos in Quebec province, Casino de Montreal is housed in the former French Pavilion of the Expo 67 World's Fair.

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    Montreal Outdoor Cafe

    Dine outdoors in Montreal and take in the passing scene. Most of the cafés serve a French-bistro-style menu. © Susan Breslow Sardone.

    As soon as the weather turns warm, Montrealers and visitors head for the city's outdoor cafés, where the people-watching is fun.

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    Schwartz's Deli Montreal

    Bring your appetite to Schwartz's Deli, where a succulent meal of smoked meat, fries, cole slaw, a pickle, and cherry soda await you. © Schwartz's Deli.

    Montreal delis serve a local delicacy called smoked meat. It's a cross between pastrami and corned beef — and it is delicious.

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    Restaurant Helene de Champlain Montreal Picture

    For more than 50 years, Restaurant Helene de Champlain has offered fine dining in Montreal's Jean Drapeau Park. © Susan Breslow Sardone.

    When you want to celebrate an important event in Montreal at a place that serves traditional French fare, reserve a table at Restaurant Helene de Champlain.

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    Ritz Carlton Montreal Picture

    Located at 1228 Sherbrooke St. West, one of Montreal's best uptown addresses, The Ritz-Carlton Montreal is an elegant, traditional hotel. Suites with fireplaces are available. © Susan Breslow Sardone.

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    Notre Dame Basilica Montreal

    A smaller Baroque church stood here as early as 1672. The new Basilica was inaugurated in 1829. C.Parent, P.Lambert.

    Notre Dame Basilica, located in Old Montreal, is a Gothic Revival structure featuring soaring ceilings and magnificent stained-glass windows.

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    Montreal Jazz Festival

    The Montreal Jazz Festival is considered the world’s biggest and best, with everything that makes a jazz festival great. © Robin Edgar.

    Every summer, thousands throng to Montreal to hear the world's best jazz musicians perform at the annual festival.

    The Montreal Jazz Festival takes place from late June through the first week of July, showcasing more than 2,500 artists in 500-plus concerts from noon to midnight. The best part: 350 concerts are absolutely free of charge.

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    Montreal by Night

    What's your pleasure? Montreal evenings offer late dining, night clubs and lounges, movies and cultural performances, live theater, gambling, and even tango dance clubs. © Robin Edgar.

    If you picture a romantic getaway to Montreal lasting long into the night, you won't be disappointed.