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An unforgettable bachelorette in Montréal

Ladies! Hands up if you think planning bachelorette party is all about kinky headbands and copious amounts of alcohol…. Well, it’s time for you to update your idea of a girl’s day out because here in Montréal, we’ve got a hundred other things you can do to make this a day t0 remember for your bride-to-be. And hey, if naughty headgear and brightly coloured cocktails are your thing, then never fear – we’ve got those too! Gastronomic Bachelorette For a day perfect for female foodies, start with a sunrise breakfast cruise with Bateau Mouche, then hook up with the in-the-know guides at Montréal Craft Beer Tours or Round Table Tours,  where you can learn about some of Montréal’s trendiest neighborhoods while tasting everything from local chocolate to craft beer. If you’re starting to feel full, mix it up with a cocktail class at Ateliers Saveurs, or one of the city’s fantastic cooking classes such as the macarons workshops at The Lincoln Apartment Bakery or a pasta class at Mezza Luna. Finish your culinary journey at one of Montréal’s many gourmet restaurants (we like the charming Chambre à Part), then, if the gourmet day hasn’t gotten the better of you, slip… / Read More →

Be a European explorer: walks in Old Montréal

One of the best ways to experience the city’s diverse nature is on foot, and what better place to start than with Old Montréal, where history meets cutting-edge ideas and European style shares each block with Montréal flare. Take this walk in a morning, afternoon or evening to discover everything from centuries-old architecture to remarkable restaurants. Start your Old Montréal walk with some local history, beginning at the corner of Notre Dame Street East and Saint Claude with City Hall built in the mid-1870s and where French President Général de Gaulle declared “Vive le Québec libre!” in 1967. Across the street, find the Chateau Ramezay historical site and, a couple of blocks east, the Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site for a peek at 19th century Montréal. From there, walk past the Place De La Dauversière gardens to admire the view from the Nelson monument before walking down Place Jacques-Cartier, a wide boulevard filled with restaurants, shops, live music and street artists. Take Saint Paul Street East to go to Marché Bonsecours, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, the Museum of Costumes and Textiles and the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum. Where to eat: Savour the gourmet Québécois creations at Le Club Chasse et Pêche on… / Read More →

Pamper the winter away in Montreal’s best spas

As the temperatures dip, the idea of a hot sauna followed by an expert massage has even more irresistible allure. And how about being your friends’ favourite Santa ever? Giving the gift of lasting relaxation and pampering is no sweat this holiday season thanks to some red-hot deals in Montreal spas. They’ll warm your cockles – and your soul…