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
Habitat '67, Montreal
Habitat '67 is a futuristic looking housing complex that was built as a pavilion for the world expo of 1967. Today it is a private residence, home to over 150 apartments.
St. Joseph Oratory, Montreal
The majestic basilica dedicated to Saint Joseph is the largest in Canada. It was built between 1924 and 1967. Brother André, the man behind the basilica, was granted beatification in 1982.
Bonsecours Market, Montreal
The Marché Bonsecours was built in the mid-19th century as a large public market hall. Initially it also housed Montréal's city hall. Today it is home to shops, restaurants and even a museum.
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.

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Downtown and Underground Montreal Walking Tour, Montreal
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Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal, Montreal
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Grévin Wax Museum Admission in Montreal , Montreal
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