Montreal is a world class city - and the largest French speaking city outside of France itself. It's hip, urbane, sophisticated - and just plain fun.
One of the best things about Montreal - if you like to travel and experience new places - is that it's virtually undiscovered by the hoards of tourists that seem to be everywhere these days.
Outside of the fascinating old town area, the Montreal Plateau is - in my humble opinion - the most interesting neighborhood to wander around in the city, and also one of the least visited and appreciated by the outside world. And that just adds to its charm.
So get up here before word gets out. But before you come - grab a copy of my guide so you can hit the ground running.