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Culture is in the air at the Quartier des spectacles

Montréal has established a tried and tested reputation as a city of culture where creativity in all its forms flourishes, emerges, and seduces year long, especially in the Entertainment District—the Quartier des spectacles. To help you experience some of the various and ever increasing attractions in this neighbourhood, here is an itinerary leading you to its main sites.
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La Vitrine

La Vitrine is the cultural window to entertainment events in the city. A fascinating and state-of-the-art space, this is where you’ll find an event to your liking and even get tickets at great prices!. While you’re there, you can also check out Art actuel 2-22, which is housed in the same building.

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Place des Arts

Take a tour of Place des Arts, the hub of performance culture offering a variety of artistic events—dance, theatre, music, and opera—throughout the year. A recent addition to the complex, the Maison symphonique de Montréal, is the prime venue to watch and listen to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in all its splendour.

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Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Don’t miss the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Whether it’s through its exhibitions, its permanent collections, or its vibrant Friday Nocturnes, the museum showcases creativity from both here and abroad.

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Place des Festivals

Take a break at the Place des Festivals, a bustling public area during festivals—and there are many in Montréal! The space is characterized by its large-scale public art installations, which vary throughout the year.

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Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan

The Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan is an essential stop for jazz enthusiasts who can delight in the collection of photos and audio and video documents at the Galerie Lounge TD, or take in an intimate concert at L’Astral.

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Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]

Look up on Saint-Laurent Boulevard and you’ll see the massive dome of the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], the indisputable star of digital culture. Art, science, technology, and even cuisine meet in this environment of bold innovation to generate new experiences on the leading edge of creativity. You’ll be astonished. For real.

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A hip cultural itinerary in Montréal

Montréal is always a good idea, and continues to be a top tourist destination for several reasons, one of which is the profusion of cultural highlights. World-class museums, music shows and art galleries abound for the enjoyment of culture-savvy travellers…

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Old Montréal: North American capital of urban culture

With over 370 years of history, Montréal is one of the oldest and most storied cities on the continent. Considered Canada’s Cultural Capital, Montréal is the perfect fusion of past, present and future—and down by the riverside in Old Montréal,…

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Jazz Fest: What to do between concerts

A favourite summertime happening,  the Montréal International Jazz Festival features more than 650 concerts over eleven days and nights, including 370 free outdoor shows in the buzzing Place des Festivals…but even the most ardent audiophiles have to take a break…

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