Montreal is a very large, modern city which is also very old with many old historic buildings and also a downtown area with attractive, high rise buildings. The city is on an island in the St. Lawrence Seaway. The official language is French, although we had very little difficulty as most people there are also fluent in English. We found people to be quite friendly to American visitors and most will shift to English to accommodate us. We are not fans of large cities, but we did enjoy or visit.
We stayed in an RV park across the river to the east of the city and drove in each day. Like all large cities, there were times when parking was a problem and traffic could also be a challenge. Although we are not great fans of large cities, we did enjoy our visit and will retain fond memories.
On Sunday the area of Champ de Mars was filled with people and street entertainers and vendors. Even there most people were gracious about our lack of French and were quite friendly. The city has many monuments and small pocket parks scattered about. It is also a very clean city.
Should you ever travel to this area, be sure to spend at least a few days.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2008 17:44