We took the train from Ottawa to Montreal which was great the way there. Unexpectedly I bought economy business class seats which included a full course meal that was actually good. Plus, alcohol, snacks etc. All for about $10 more than the regular economy class. On the way back all those seats were sold out and we were out of luck but heading to Montreal was a treat…literally!
After arriving at the Montreal station we walked about 15 mins through town to get to our very contemporary yet warm and inviting hotel
Really beautiful hotel across the street from
Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal…we learned of this hotel from the gentleman who checked us in at the Fairmont in Ottawa. He said he has always wanted to stay at the D’Armes and highly recommended it. We agree…nice choice and location.
But before we go off wondering around Old Montreal during the day and night…here is what the inside of our hotel looked like…highly recommend the Le Place D’Armes
Here we go, your virtual tour of Old Montreal as we saw it…
If you get down this far in the post pay attention to this next picture what do you see as a reflection???
Just love the architecture and there are indeed TONS of restaurants that you really need to pay attention to where they are…many are just in parts of these buildings. Every type of cuisine. We could spend a week just eating here.
We did not LOVE the Poutine and not too sure about the pulled meat in Montreal. I think they use cloves in the meat and that is not ME or US.
This next picture reminds…we noticed a lot of graffiti all around the city…not like this but the obnoxious type.
Inside the historic Notre Dame
Started to rain so to wind down our trip and this post we took some night shots under cover
Just to see how many read this post….how many months until we get married? Answer is 4! 😉
That’s it…OLD Montreal as we saw it and off to bed we went! What’s next? Cheryl graduates her Forensics training at the end of April, starts a new career with the RCMP and we finish planning for our wedding. After that…well…we play it day by day! 😉
8 thoughts on “Ottawa & Old Montreal (Part II)”
Love old Montreal. You are right, in the summer it is a happening place. Lots of open air wining and dining. The people of Montreal do have a strong sense of fashion and individuality.
We could tell…I mean even the people who look down on their luck had nice jeans and shoes LOL
Thank you for the tour. I’ve never been to Montreal before. It’s on “the list” (as if I really had one!)
Thanks for the tour ladies. Some day I would love to do Canada. I am more interested in the western end but it sure was nice to view your pics. I have really enjoyed all you share. Peace
Western is different for sure..and we are partial the great scenery here but the East has it’s charm too!
Our list is getting bigger with less time
Before I read your caption about “looking old and tired,” I thought; you two are having fun! Great photos.
we did but I am looking old and tired too! LOL