Bonjour… this time from Canada! I just wrapped up my Turkish/Georgian vacation, and now on to my Canadian adventures from last month.
You may recall March and May were very hectic for me due to work/project commitments. Unfortunately I had to miss a family vacation to France. Because my mom is pretty awesome, she booked a vacation for us to go to Montréal and Québec City (remember my food recap here?) Because of their French history my mom thought it would be a nice alternative (plus I got to practice my high school french – oh la la).
First up, Montréal! This city is in the Canadian province of Québec and is the second largest city in Canada (Toronto is #1). The flight from DC to Montréal took maybe 1.5 hours.
Image: Google Maps
Here are some of my favorite signs from around town. We stayed at the Auberge du Vieux-Port, which was right along the waterfront (and the many many ice cream shops).
We toured the city all by foot or used their metro system. Below is a collage of Old Montreal (old city area) and you can see the beautiful Marche Bonsecours – the old public market.
One of my favorite pictures alongside the port area.
Another favorite picture of the Notre-Dame Basilica. Can you guess which famous singer got married here? HINT: Her “heart will go on”
Next time: My favorite parts of Montreal – the market and botanical gardens
Have you been to Canada?
Did you take Spanish, French or other in school?