Our Honeymoon in Montréal
My husband (It still feels crazy to say that!) Gabe and I had a wonderful time in Montréal for our honeymoon! It was the perfect place to relax and eat lots of good food after over a year of wedding planning and two pretty hype wedding ceremonies and receptions. We stayed in an amazing Airbnb in The Village and enjoyed the charm and cool weather Québec's largest city had to offer.
Where We Ate:
Modavie - Located on one of the most picturesque streets in Old Montreal, Modavie offers delicious French cuisine and a charming jazz club atmosphere. They have jazz performances nightly but weren't able to stay for the live music, however we enjoyed the food and first class service!
Le Cartet - We loved brunch at Le Cartet, a restaurant that is split between a cafe and a grocery store! It was one of places our Airbnb host recommended and we were not disappointed. Portion sizes are huge, so go prepared to eat a lot!
Place Deschamps Bar à vin - This restaurant is located inside the Place des Arts and we stopped by for cocktails and excellent crème brûlée right before seeing the Phantom of the Opera. The vibe is very relaxed and elegant.
Bâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar - The lobster poutine was amazing! (Also my first time having poutine!). Similar to other places in Montreal the portion sizes were huge but we loved their spin away from the regular fare of a steakhouse.
Places We Visited:
Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal - Probably my favorite part of the trip was visiting this spa. I had never been to a spa or had a massage before and this first time experience did not disappoint! Not only did we enjoy a 60 minute couples Swedish massage but we also got to spend time in the rejuvenating hot Scandinavian baths and saunas. It was a relaxing and intimate afternoon for us and the perfect way to unwind and destress from all the wedding planning!
Old Montreal - Old Montreal was definitely what I had in mind before visiting the city. I was excited to see the mix of old European charm with North American culture. This part of the city makes you feel like you are in Europe. The streets are cobblestone and there are endless resturants and unique boutiques in the area.
The Montreal Observation Wheel - Similar to the London Eye, the Montreal Observation Wheel is an awesome 15 minute giant ferris wheel that offers beautiful views of the city.
McGill University - One thing that surprised both of us was how many hills Montreal has! We visited McGill University's campus which was gorgeous and sits at the bottom of the Monteregian Hills and Parc du Mont Royal, and offers beautiful views of the mountains and the city below.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - You would think after having our wedding at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Gabe and I would have had our fill of art museums but we enjoyed an afternoon at one of the largest and most prominent art museums in Canada. We were lucky to be visiting during the exhibition "Love is Love" which features some of designer Jean Paul Gaultier's beautiful and iconic wedding dresses. The rest of the museum's collection was wonderful and there is plenty of interactive street art surrounding the area where the museum is located.
Place des Arts - We visited Montreal's major performing arts center to watch The Phantom of the Opera which was spectacular! The complex is connected to the Museum of Modern Art and also a shopping center.
Montreal Biosphère - Located in Parc Jean-Drapeau, on Saint Helen's Island is the biosphere which is a museum dedicated to the environment. It's definitely a cool place to visit, though I think we would have enjoyed it more if we had kids, since a lot of the exhibitions and information was geared towards children. The best part for us was the observation deck where you can observe views of the city.
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