Say Oui to Montreal
by Bridget Levin, Tastemaker in Residence
Looking to add a French accent to your travels, but France is bit too far for a weekend getaway? Then head to Montreal, a 2 hour flight from the Twin Cities and just the ticket to French sophistication, flare and wonderful food.
Almost everyone speaks French, so you will have to exercise your school language skills or crack open the translation app. (Don’t worry, English is their second language).
Montreal is perfect for a long weekend away and you can easily see a few museums (don’t miss the Pointe-a-Calliere), the Notre Dame Basilica, weekend markets, Montreal Botanical Gardens, nearby Laurentian Mountains, shopping and dining in Old Montreal or Rue St. Denis, biking the canals in the Old Port (don’t miss the tug boat-turned-spa Bota Bota) and endless walking through wonderful neighborhoods.