Thursday, January 7, 2016

Old Montreal Travel Diary

During the Christmas break my sister was in Old Montreal for work, and my other sister, mom and I decided it would be fun to go visit and stay an extra day. We've always wanted to go to Old Montreal because it feels like you're in Europe. Considering Old Montreal is only about a five hour drive from Toronto, its a lot cheaper to head to Montreal than Europe. 
Lately, I've decided I should start exploring the beautiful country I live in, rather than spend tons of money flying or paying outrageous exchange rates. Canada is seriously stunning, and I would love to show you the wonders that we have.

Notre Dame Basilica was right across from our hotel and it was breathtaking. This is where I believe Celine Dion was married. I did however wish we did take a tour inside, because that sure looks spectacular.

The evening we arrived we checked into our hotel Hotel Place D'Armes. It was the cutest hotel. Again, it looked like a european building and was super cute inside. When you walk into the lobby, it smelled like christmas! Obviously with Christmas a few days away, they had a pine scent throughout, and it was heavenly. We were thrilled to see our hotel room that included a cozy fireplace and the biggest shower I've ever seen.

My sisters and I decided to take advantage of the fireplace and snuggle in front of it with our bathrobes and bubbly.

Our hotel was right in the heart of Old Montreal. We could walk anywhere in under 15 minutes. Tommy coffee was just down the street, and a must to visit in Old Montreal. The decor inside was amazing and I kid you not I had the most delicious Nutella cronut ever!!!

Here are some shots while wandering the european style streets. I'm a sucker for a cobble stone road, so this whole town made me giddy.

All of our cameras had just died on us as we stumbled on this. City Hall was lit up in the most magical way for Christmas. Considering it was our last night we quickly rushed back to the hotel, charged up and went back to capture this.

We had heard amazing things about our hotel restaurant Suite 701. The decor was the first thing that caught my attention with a modern, Parisian vibe to it. The food was the second thing to catch my attention..seriously delicious brunch! I got the apple and cinnamon french toast and maple syrup, accompanied with coffee and mimosas. Yes this was heaven.

Considering Old Montreal wasn't very far from Toronto, I felt like I was in another country. I highly recommend this to anyone that doesn't want to hop the pond and just enjoy a low key weekend trip in Old Montreal.

-Sydney Hoffman