It was the most romantic town I've ever been.
I went to Montreal for just a night.
I could only go to Old Montreal, but it was an unforgettable night for me.
When I get there, it was night time.
It was soooooo romantic and beautiful place.
I've never been such a wonderful place.
I recommend you to go there with a person you really love.
There are lots of musicians, artists.
I'm sure you'll have fun!!!!!
Montreal was more expensive than I had anticipated, partially because of the weakness of the US dollar vs. the Canadian dollar. Gas was running about 1.14/liter or $4.30CA per gallon ($3.90 converted to USD, $3 a gallon doesn't seem that bad now), food was running more even after conversion that I would have expected back home, museum admission seemed to be a standard $10CAD even for smaller museums.
We found ATMs all over Montreal, when we asked at the car rental place where to get money, they said that most gas stations had them and sure enough that's where we found one. We also used one at a convenience store but there was an extra $1.75 fee and the stand alone ones always make me nervous.
St. Joseph's Oratory~Climbing to the Top
What to see at the Oratory (there is a guide be sure to pick it up once you arrive):
The Votive Chapel
Brother Andre's Tomb
The Oil of St. Joseph
The Lower Crypt
Hall of Scale Model
The Concourse Hall
The Terrace on the Roof
The Way of the Cross and Gardens
Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament
Brother Andre's Room
An afternoon should cover everything.
We were quite taken by the sight of these two young ladies, pushing what seemed hordes of tiny tots out for a stroll and some fresh air. Maybe these “public transport” style kidmobiles are commonplace where you live, but we’d never before seen anything like them. Our guess is that they all come from a local creche or childminding centre – it seemed a little improbable that these were the children of large families!
Quick, there is a free table!
As soon as the cold weather breaks, Montrealers throw on a "pull" and head out to find a terrace. Local restauranteurs can't wait to open there outside terraces and the tables appear as if by magic. These tables are pretty well occupied for 6 months of the year. Montrealers love their terraces...and they love to go out to eat, drink and be merry. You will find a lot of terraces in Old Montréal (check out the Jardin Nelson), on St-Denis Street, on Prince-Arthur Street and tucked away behind many restaurants.