Montreal is a truly unique city – safe and clean, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner. It’s easy to see why Lonely Planet chose Montreal as the second happiest place in the world. The city is a premier international destination for the arts and home to many art galleries and museums. The city is a cultural Mecca, and well-known spots include the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Place des Arts and the Maison Symphonique. The Quartier des Spectacles offers cultural attractions and venues which showcase the greatest artists of the world within the same square kilometer.
Montreal is known for its festivals, which run one after another all summer long, but festival season never really ends – in this city there is always something to celebrate!
For Montrealers, food is a daily celebration to savour with gusto! It’s a passion that tastefully flavours the city’s unique cuisine. As the city with the largest number of restaurants per capita in North America, Montréal’s devotion to fine food and drink is celebrated with numerous culinary events throughout the year. Its culinary scene is definitely a cut above the rest where ingenuity is the main ingredient in a unique cuisine that mixes innovation with tradition. The result is an inspired blend of local influences, daring world flavours and European heritage. What’s more, Montréal chefs work hand in hand with local purveyors and can often be found exploring the numerous European like public markets for the inspiration and basis for their next great creation.
Maison Christian Faure Pastry School is located at Place Royale, the city’s birthplace, and within the national historic site of the Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montreal’s museum of archaeology and history.
Montreal experiences wide temperature fluctuations. It can range from -40 °C in the winter to +34 °C in the summer. Please be sure to purchase appropriate clothing for each season.
Montreal has an extensive and accessible public transportation system. The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) covers the entire island with a network of busses, trains, and Canada’s longest subway system. Students receive reduced monthly transit fares with the STM OPUS card. Furthermore, Montreal has a reputation for being one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. Need some wheels? The BIXI public bike sharing system operates between May and November – providing access to bikes for a small fee, or monthly, and season-long subscriptions.
GETTING TO MAISON CHRISTIAN FAURE
715, from metro Berri or Peel, the bus brings you directly to Place Royale
Corner Saint-Nicholas and Place D’Youville or de la Commune and Saint-Sulpice. See bixi.com
Station at Quai Alexandra. See communauto.com
Pay parking in the Old Port. See quaysoftheoldport.com