Montreal – Arts, food, and more!

It’s been years since I visited Montreal, but lately I find myself thinking about planning a return trip to the area.  Montreal is a unique blend of cosmopolitan city life that still retains some of its “Old World” character, particularly in the Old Montreal neighborhood.

The highlight of my trip was a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts), which features an impressive permanent collection of international art from some of my favorite artists, including Renoir and Matisse.  Oh, and admission to the permanent collection is FREE!  Tip: I would recommend planning to spend at least 2-3 hours here, as there is a lot to see scattered between the museum’s two buildings. You can use the underground pass to walk back and forth.

If you’re looking to enjoy a good meal in a fun atmosphere, I would recommend Crescent Street, which is home to a variety of restaurants and pubs as well as a lively nightlife scene that includes a mix of both locals and tourists.

I hope to plan a trip back very soon! Come back to the RCI Blog this week to read stories and see photos from RCI subscribing members who have visited Montreal and other amazing areas in Quebec. Enjoy!

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