Girls about town

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You’ve earned a little quality down-time with friends, so treat yourself to a meal fit for a queen, or dance til dawn (in those brand-new heels)… in Montréal, the possibilities are as limitless as your imagination. There’s only one catch: plan to stay at least two days to take it all in.

Jump-start the morning with a gourmet breakfast

-       at Renoir, for the wide range of savoury dishes served in chic, refined surroundings. 

-       at Café Vasco da Gama, where the mouth-watering dishes and Portuguese charm will have you under their spell.

Shopping

-       Whether browsing small boutiques or bringing home bags of great finds from major shopping centres, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

-       Explore Sainte-Catherine Street, Canada’s largest commercial artery. A multitude of stores and shopping centres line the street, and link to the Underground Pedestrian Network.

-       Drop in to Holt Renfrew, Ogilvy, Simons. From ultra-chic to elegantly exclusive, the selection is to die for.

-       Discover top Québec designers on downtown’s de la Montagne and Crescent Streets, a veritable crossroads of fashion creations. Montréal’s hottest designers have set up shop here. Modern, feminine, sensual, colourful and chic collections.

-       Don’t leave before stopping at the Harricana boutique. Designer Mariouche Gagné’s collection features clothes and objects made exclusively from recycled furs.

Girls just wanna have lunch

-       at Newtown: exquisite dishes evoke the warmth and sensuality of the Mediterranean.

-       at Trinity Estiatorio: sublime Greek-inspired menu and lavish decor.

For a relaxing afternoon

-       The Studio Beauté du Monde Spa: true to the ancient traditions of the east, the spa offers an array of purifying and aesthetic treatments. Not-to-be-missed: the detoxifying benefits of a traditional hammam (steam bath). Ahhh… sheer bliss! 

-       Happy Hour at Altitude 737: Perched high atop Place Ville Marie, three floors offer three different ways to spend an unforgettable afternoon with the city at your feet. Now boarding!

The evening repast

-       at Buona Notte. This darling of Montréal’s gourmet and nightlife scene is also a great spot for celebrity sightings. 

-       at Chez l'Épicier, where Québec gourmet fare is reinvented, soaring to new heights of freshness, originality and refinement.

Night moves

-       at the Pullman Wine Bar, with its retro-modern design, outstanding wine list and tempting tapas. 

-       at the Electric Avenue Club, where you can turn back time to the electro-beats of the 80s.

Sweet dreams

-       at Le Germain, a luxury boutique hotel right downtown, it offers a blend of cozy and chic refinement.

-       at the W, for its luxurious decor and sophisticated design: an oasis of serenity in the city centre.

-       at the Saint-Sulpice or the St-James, where glamour rules. Pack your shades; you just might spot a few international stars!

Hôtel Le Germain
W Montréal
Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel – Montréal
Hôtel Le St-James
Renoir
Café Vasco da Gama

Trinity Estiatorio
Buonanotte
Chez L'Épicier
Shopping on Crescent Street
Harricana par Mariouche

Studio Beauté du Monde