Country : Canada
Currency : Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language : French
City: 1 584 400 (2001)
Metro: 1 812 723 (2001)
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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
City Hall, Montreal
The Hôtel de Ville is Montreal's city hall. It was built at the end of the 19th century in the then-popular Second Empire Style. It is known as the site from which president De Gaulle delivered his famous speach in favor of Quebec's independence.
Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal
Montreal's magnificent neo-Gothic Basilica of Our Lady, one of the city's most famous attractions, was built in the nineteenth century. It has a stunning interior with plenty carved wood ornaments and stained glass windows.
Place d'Armes, Montreal
The Place d'Armes is the main square in Old Montreal. It is surrounded by historic building, including the Notre-Dame Basilica. A monument in the center honors the founder of Montreal.
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.

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Jet Ski Tour on Saint Lawrence River , Montreal
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Greater Montreal Tandem Skydiving, Montreal
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Montreal Mural Tour, Montreal
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