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Monday, 4 March 2013

Things to do in Montreal - acting as a tourist in my home town



Yesterday, we spent a great day in Down Town Montreal, visiting some tourist attractions. We started with a visit to Marie-Reine-du Monde/Mary Queen of the world Cathedral,1085 Rue de la CathĂ©drale,  it really is worth a visit, it was created as a scale model of St Peter's Basilica in Rome.  
We headed to L'amere a Boire brasserie, www.amereaboire.com where we happily sampled some 'made on the premises' beer, they have a wonderful list of beers and a friendly bartender who will explain each beer to you. Visiting the long list of brew pubs that are available in Montreal would be a great way to spend a summer afternoon.
Continuing on, we payed a visit to the Musee des Beux Art / Montreal's museum of Fine Arts,www.mbam.qc.ca  we had free entry to many of the exhibits and wondered around for an hour and a half. Following that, we went to a funky little Espresso bar called Pikolo -located on 3418B, Parc Ave and enjoyed a latte and a fresh baked blueberry scone. We then bought a great bottle of Zisola, www.mazzei.it/ita visited my daughter's apartment and had a glass of wine. Later in the evening we had a fantastic Vietnamese dinner at a restaurant called Au 14 Prince Arthur Ouest, located at the same address as the name, where you will get to test if you really do judge a book by it's cover. Finally, we cross the street to Juliette et chocolate to finish off the evening on a sweet note.  It is fun to be a tourist in your home town and check out some new places. Give it a try!

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