Sightseeing in Montreal

What a difference a season makes! I’ve been in Montreal 3 times total, but two of them where during winter time so I had to layer with warm clothes, winter hats and boots (something like that). During my last visit back in early May, the weather was so warm that I even wore shorts….in Canada! OK I know that summers are warm in Montreal and by warm I mean high temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius, but it’s something I hadn’t experienced before so I was more than happy to de-layer, go out and explore the city!

We started our exploration from Old Montreal, where the first French settlement once was. We walked from the port towards Notre Dame Basilica, which is probably the most exquisite church I’ve ever seen. Then we made our way to Place Jean Quartier and Montreal’s Town Hall through the cobblestone streets.

Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal

Quartier Latin was our next stop! More specifically Juliette et Chocolat where we had a light lunch. It was too hot for their hot chocolate so I got something that involved ice cream and salted caramel. After lunch we walked towards Plateau Mont Royal and specifically St. Louis square, which has beautiful houses and it’s my favorite spot in the whole city! The Plateau (as locals call it) is a hip French neighborhood with lots of cafes and restaurants, many of which I’ve featured in my Foodie’s guide to Montreal.

Related: Two days in Montreal

Pit stop at Juliette et Chocolat

When I’m out and about sightseeing I like to be comfortable, so denim shorts + t-shirts is my go to combination! I always strive for a cross body bag when I’m travelling, because I want to have my hands free and keep my belongings close to me! This Nine West bag is my latest favorite as it is just the right size for me and keeps all essentials!

How about you? What’s your sightseeing style?

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St Louis Square, Montreal Loukas Jeans at Mile End, Montreal