Thinking of a romantic getaway for you and your sweetheart? Think no further than Montréal, a city so infused with romance, it will sweep you both off your feet.
In fact, couples regularly come to Montréal to spark the flame or rekindle an old one. With its gorgeous architecture and quiet cobbled streets, Old Montréal seems made for lovers, who can enjoy any number of charming boutique hotels ensconced in stately greystone buildings. And fusty they’re not – sleek, stylish décor lends a sophisticated touch and the personalized service provides the two of you with just the right amount of pampering.
And clearly, Montréal understands that the way to the heart is through the stomach. Sharing a tender tête-à-tête over the city’s legendary French cuisine, whose local products are infused with mouthwatering freshness is an excellent entrance to our gourmet scene. Savour it on a quiet terrasse like Chez Julien, or at Bistro Le Contemporain, at the heart of the Musée d’art contemporain, tucked away in a jewelry store café like Birks Café by Europea, or during a candlelit Bateau-Mouche cruise with the dazzling St. Lawrence River as your backdrop.
Thought about some soothing spa time together? Melt away the stress at an authentic Scandinavian spa, indulge in a traditional hammam or get glowing in the therapeutic surroundings of a spa in the heart of nature. Arm in arm, you can take an evening stroll or a calèche ride around the hushed streets of Old Montréal, where historic buildings bask in an enchanting incandescence. See that cross atop the mountain? Let the fireflies light your way up to the top of Mount Royal and from the belvedere, gaze at the sparkling city below, or take a leisurely stroll around Beaver Lake and soak up the soft night energy.
Dance, theatre, music, song—when dusk falls, Montréal’s cultural calendar comes alive with entertainment. Step out for a chic evening with the Opéra de Montréal or the Grands Ballets, caress your ears with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, which inaugurated its new home, la Maison symphonique, in September or snap up a last-minute deal at La Vitrine culturelle, your window to the city’s vibrant cultural landscape. It’s all about being spontaneous!
Before going back home, make sure to bring back a souvenir of your time for two in the city. Upscale Laurier Street features a treasure trove of discoveries, from home décor to gourmet shops to high-end fashion. Or splurge on a signature piece of jewelry for him or her from a local artist, like Roland Dubuc Joaillier.
Feeling inspired after reading this text? Have a look at these Romantic Itinerary to find out how to make the most of your stay in Montréal.
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