Montréal - Québec's
largest city is on an island where the Ottawa River flows into the Saint
Lawrence River in Canada's southeast.
Montréal is home to the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Grands
Ballets Canadiens & the Cirque du Soleil.
The main downtown heart of Montréal
is south of Mont Royal, with Rue Sainte Catherine, the main shopping
street, running east to west through its centre.
East of the mountain is the chic
district of Plateau Mont Royal, with its fabulous 19th-century
architecture & hopping nightlife.
Running north-south through the
district is the busy Rue Saint Denis & the Boulevard Saint Laurent,
known as 'The Main'. Its restaurants, history & ethnic mix make it one
of Montréal's best-known streets.
South towards the Saint Lawrence
River is the historic heart of the city, the Vieux (Old) Montréal.
Directly to the east of downtown is
the French-flavored Quartier Latin.