The Old Montreal section of Montreal is a very pretty area. One of the more lovely spots is the square facing Notre-Dame Basilica, which also features some graceful statuary. It seems to be a popular destination for tour groups, and when we were there yesterday a lone trumpet player entertained passersby with selections from Handel’s Messiah.
The historic district of Montreal is called, aptly enough, Old Montreal. We walked its streets today on an absolutely perfect day, weather-wise, with temperatures in the mid-70s and a bright blue sky. The district is filled with scenic Old World vistas, cobblestones, and quaint brick and stone buildings. Mix in the fact that most of the people here are speaking French, and you begin to get the idea of just how exotic and wonderful this little corner of Canada is.