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05-25-2010, 11:25 AM
I'm going to Montreal for a week (July 10-17) and am looking for things to do.
I am taking a course there so I will be busy from 8:00-5:00 Monday to Friday. I'll have all of Sunday the 11th off and a few hours on Saturday the 17th.
Any good museums I should go see? Any other attractions?
Also I'd love to go to a good steak house. Any recommendations? I'd like to have a good dinner, but I'd like to keep the price the less than $100.
05-25-2010, 01:05 PM
A recent thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=563565) on the same topic.
05-26-2010, 01:16 PM
Museums? Depends what you like. In the way of historical museums we've got the McCord Museum of Canadian History (http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/), the Pointe-à-Callière museum (http://www.pacmusee.qc.ca/index.aspx?lang=EN-CA) of the archaeology of Montreal, the Marguerite Bourgeoys museum at the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (http://www.marguerite-bourgeoys.com/en/index.asp) chapel, the Château Ramezay (http://www.chateauramezay.qc.ca/index2.htm), and the Maison Saint-Gabriel (http://www.maisonsaint-gabriel.qc.ca/) (warning, embedded audio).
Science museums include the Biodome (http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/biodome/site/site.php?langue=en) and Botanical Gardens (http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/jardin/en/menu.htm) (biggest in the world after Kew!) and the Redpath Museum (http://www.mcgill.ca/redpath/) (one of those awesome old cabinets of curiosity, complete with dinosaurs).
The main art museums are the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (http://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/index.html) and Canada's only Museum of Contemporary Art (http://www.macm.org/en/index.html), which has free nights on Wednesdays.
As for great architecture, your main items are the churches -- Notre-Dame Basilica, St. Joseph's Oratory, and Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral in particular, along with the Chateau Dufresne. Finally, let me put in a good word for the metro (http://www.metrodemontreal.com)and its art and architecture.
I'm not so good for the steak houses, but I'm sure someone can recommend one. There's a new one that just opened in the Village, at the corner of Ste-Catherine and Visitation (one block east of Beaudry metro).
05-26-2010, 01:56 PM
Strip clubs are open very late...
Ice Cream Man
05-26-2010, 07:51 PM
Have lunch at Jardin Neslon (http://www.jardinnelson.com/) in old Montreal.
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