Cool, art-y type stuff in Montreal?

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Cool, art-y type stuff in Montreal?

Post by JonS » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:14 pm

Hey, I'm visiting Montreal this summer for the Int Jazz Festival and was wondering if any native Quebecians have any recommendations of cool things to do, along the lines of galleries, cool shops, venues, cafes, cool streets to walk, or any artsy-type stuff.
I could scour travel sites for hours but it helps to get tips from like-minded people....

merci! (oh yeah, learning french already.... :) )


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Post by Nofret » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:41 pm

I'd say have a nice walk in the old port- it may be a bit over touristy to my own taste, but it's very nice to walk through for a very european city feel.

The three main streets to shop on:
St-Catherine (where most of the Jazz festival will happen)
St-Denis (shops and food)
St-Laurent (more shops and food)
You can branch from these two and find a lot of nice little cafes and places nearby.
For french comics, the easiest one for you to get to (downtown) would be Marche Du Livre, situated near the Berri-Uqam subway station. For english comics, I like the small place called "Millenium" at the Mont Royal subway station.
Yeah, you can pretty much get everywhere with the subway, so get a week pass or 3 day pass, whichever works best for you.
Ermmm...I'll try and think of more things, but that's the basics.

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