closeMontreal, long Canada's largest city, is the second largest French-speaking city in the world.
Founded in the 17th century as Ville-Marie, Montreal soon developed into a large multilingual metropolis. But as tensions between French and English speaking inhabitants rose during the 20th century, businesses moved out and the city's growth came to a halt.
Thanks to its long history Montreal boasts a large number of attractions, ranging from the historic Notre-Dame Basilica to the modern Olympic Stadium.
Random Montreal Highlights
Mount Royal Park, Montreal
The Parc du Mont-Royal or Mount Royal Park is a large urban park that is basically the green lung of Montréal. It is situated right near the city's downtown and the park has several lookouts that offer great views over the city.
Casino, Montreal
Montréal's Casino is housed in a couple of buildings which originally served as the French and Quebec Pavilions for the Expo '67. The French Pavilion, with its long aluminum fins, is the most striking of the two.
Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal
The Place Jacques-Cartier is a historic square in Montreal's Old Port area. The many restaurants and street artists make this square popular with tourists, who often flock here in droves.
Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral, Montreal
This cathedral is built as a quarter-scale replica of the St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome. That still makes it one of Quebec's largest churches. Inside is a replica of Bernini's famous baldachin.

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