Sunday, September 27, 2015

Our two day stay in Montreal was both a pleasure and productive as a journalist.  Isabelle Cyr of Tourisme Montreal arranged a program that allowed us to see Montreal as the Cosmopolitan city that is truly is.
When we left the Maasdam cruise ship  in Montreal as a visitor there was no doubt that we were  in a foreign country unlike the rest of Canada.
The language is French and Montreal is, next to Paris, the largest French speaking city in the world.
We found the people friendly  and eager to help visitors.  The Metro underground was easy to use and proved a great way to get from place to place.
The city offers many multi cultural neighborhoods like Little Italy and Chinatown.  It is home to McGill University with its world wide reputation.
Old Montreal shows the city's long reign as one of the  oldest on the Continent, and we enjoyed our visit with its cobblestone streets, and visible signs of its five century history.
One day we walked to the top of Mont Royal, highest point in the City which offered wonderful views of the beautiful city  stretched along the St. Lawrence River.
The city is famous for its Festivals which continue throughout the year and we were fortunate to attend one.
We would like to go back to Montreal.

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