Montreal Pictures

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Montreal City View

© 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

© 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

© 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

© 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

© 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

© 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

© 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

© 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

© 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

© 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

© 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

© 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

© 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

© Susan Breslow Sardone.

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Notre Dame Basilica Montreal

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

© 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

© Robin Edgar.

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

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