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
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, Montreal
The chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours has a history going back to the mid 17th-century. It is home to a museum dedicated to Marguerite Bourgeoys, who initiated the construction of the original chapel.
Place Jean-Paul Riopelle, Montreal
The draw of this small downtown square is the La Joute fountain, which in the evening gets animated with mist and a ring of fire. Bordering the square is the colorful glass facade of Montreal's convention center.
Lachine Canal, Montreal
The Lachine Canal links the Old Port of Montreal with the borough of Lachine and the St. Louis Lake. Built in 1825 it was made redundant in 1970 and is now popular for the bike path that runs along its length.
Mount Royal Cross, Montreal
The Mount Royal Cross is a large cross that is visible from all over the city. The cross was erected in 1924 at the site of a wooden cross that was planted here in 1643 by the founder of Montreal.

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