A Design Lover’s Guide to Montreal
Montreal, is a middle ground between European and North American cultures. A place where many traditions meet, arts and design evolve, and the city boils with people converging and creating.See:• Habitat 67: Built in 1967 for the World Expo, it is a revolutionary housing concept for urban families.• Canadian Center for Architecture: International research center and museum, the CCA has exhibitions, as well as an education center.
Montreal is shaped by its stirred-up history, the constant flow of immigrants, and a cultural identity crisis. Neighborhoods like Mile End and Petite-Patrie are artsy and homey, while the McGill Ghetto thrives as an international student community thanks to the city's five major universities. And of course there is Old Montreal, the one place in North America that could be mistaken for an ancient French village.
10 Money Saving Tips for Montreal and Quebec City
Heading to Montreal or Quebec City for some French culture without setting foot off the continent? Even if you don't have Will and Kate's royal budget, you can still enjoy Quebec's cities to the fullest. Here's some great free things to do and ways to save from our Fodors.com community.
The Layover with Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain is high octane, gritty, caffeinated and traveling with a sense of urgency. Why? Because he has only 24-48 hours to unleash an unpredictable story about a place, a people and their food.