Not satisfied to remain the La ville aux cent clochers,
Montreal is enjoying a modern renaissance.
Located in the heart of Old Montreal, Hotel
Gault is a boutique hotel that melds luxuriousness with a modern and
minimalist edge. Loft-style rooms lend an airy feel and one can rejoice
in a staff that provides service that is attentive, but not over-bearing.
$169 per night, 449
Rue Sainte-Hélène, 514-904-1616,
has turned the stylistic volume up to 11 and its well worth a listen.
For the highest concentration of fashionable wares, head to Old Montreal
where youll find wonderful shops like, Librissime,
Rooney, and Rebornwhere
we went moony for Opening Ceremony shoes and Natalia Brilli leather
For dinner we suggest the
utterly delightful Garde-Manger. Be forewarned: wear comfortable shoes,
as you never know if the dining room floor will end up a dance floor.
408 Rue St. François-Xavier.
heading to Montreal this summer, were fairly certain youve heard about a
little thing called the Montreal
International Jazz Festival starting June 26 until July 6, as well
as the rather underground Just
For Laughs comedy festival, running from July 10 to July 20, 2008.
Whatever your preference, Montreal will surely oblige.