Christmas in Montréal

Just returned from a wonderful three days in Montréal, still dreaming of a brown Christmas in southern New Hampshire. I see little value in winter other than putting all the insects down and replenishing the water table.

Place d'Armes, Vieux Montréal  © T20R11

Place d’Armes, Vieux Montréal © T20R11

The five-hour trip to Montréal lets us arrive in time for lunch. Their weather was as mild as ours and we enjoyed walking around the old City as well as venturing around Place des Arts. After attending a Christmas concert, we returned through the dancing water park that is part of Place des Arts; rotating prisms replace the water jets during the winter.

Rue jeanne-Mance, Montréal © T20R11

Rue jeanne-Mance, Montréal © T20R11

Rue Jeanne-Mance, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal  ©T20R11

Rue Jeanne-Mance, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal ©T20R11

The restaurant scene in the old city has improved significantly in the last few years, we found many new favorites and didn’t have the time nor inclination to return to our old favorites. Much more on restaurants later.

If you are going you might want to download the Bookenda app. It lacks a mapping feature which makes it more difficult to use than OpenTable but many of the restaurants that I wanted to sample used Bookenda. It is always advisable to make your reservations well before you leave as the more popular restaurants, especially around the holidays and other major events.

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