Montreal's Old Town is an area of immaculately restored
buildings and pretty cobbled streets. Brimming with charming cafés
and inviting restaurants, it has some of the best examples of 18th
century architecture in all of North America - and a visit here
seems almost essential.
Notre Dame Cathedral
When completed in 1829, this was North America's largest
religious building. From the outside alone, the building is
impressive, but its dazzling interior of gold leaf, and
stained-glass windows is simply breathtaking. In fact, the
cathedral's designer was so impressed with his masterpiece that he
converted to Catholicism so he could be buried there.
A great green space affording magnificent views over the city
below, as well as a fine expanse of parkland to wander about in.
Among the highlights of the park is St Joseph's Oratory, a
magnificent basilica that has become an important American
McCord Museum of Canadian History
A highly enjoyable museum detailing some of Canada's story -
from the First Nation People's materials and carvings to
photographs from the early 20th century. Named after the man who
made the museum possible, the museum is one of Montreal's