I have been to Montreal many many times, less so for pleasure, mostly for business. I love the city and the people. As you might be aware, French is the first language in this part of Canada, English the second. It is easy to get around in English of course but locals really tend to chat in French. The French culture has a strong influence throughout the city. Whether it is baguettes and croissants, the numerous French restaurants or the European architecture of many buildings, there is a French flair in the air (rhymes!!). When you are in Montreal, you have to walk around the old part of town. The picture shows City Hall.