Lonely Planet Book Review: Montreal and Quebec City Encounter

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Montreal and Quebec City Encounter is a guide to these two most European cities of North America that you may easily carry in a pocket or purse. It opens with eleven one or two page highlights, with photographs and brief introductions to several parts of Montreal’s history as found through architecture and neighborhood, a look at one of its grandest churches, and tastes of Montreal's cuisine and a festival in Quebec City.


These quick hits set the stage for (slightly -- it is a compact book of a bit over 150 pages plus map) longer explorations of Montreal neighborhoods, a calendar including one or two top events for each month, and neighborhood by neighborhood suggestions of places to stay, eat, and shop, as well as sights to see. Interspersed with these are pages with short insights from a range of area insiders, commenting on subjects including where you should go to eat and what their hopes are for the future of the Old Montreal Downtown district. For such a compact book, the profusion of photographs is especially worth noting: they help bring the atmosphere of Montreal and Quebec City to life as much as the words do.


Montreal and Quebec City Encounter
by Regis Saint Louis
Lonely Planet


Montreal and Quebec City Encounter



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