La Vie Est Belle à Montréal


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Boulangerie Kouign-Amann

Located in the hip and artsy Plateau Mont-Royal, this little Bretagne patisserie has incredibly delicious croissants {try the one with bechamel, ham and emmental} as well as their specialty kouign-amann pastry. Don't forget to have the rasberry juice!

Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal (MBAM)

Spend the day exploring exhibits at Montreal's museum of Fine Art in the downtown core!

Le Pois Penché

This Parisian style bistro is the perfect place for a leisurely lunch and a glass of wine. Their tartares are delicious {beef italian style is my favorite} and they offer a very reasonably priced table d'hote menu.

espace nomad

Why not enjoy a relaxing massage at a holistic spa? They have incredible treatments like Indonesian Juara facials and body exfoliations with organic body butters and scrubs. Enjoy a tea in the lounge and flip through one of the many beautiful books on Bali, yoga or health & wellness.

Restaurant Da Emma

Authentic Roman cuisine, this stone basement level restaurant is one of the city's landmarks. It used to be a women's prison but now offers a haven for celebrities when in town and patrons looking for amazing traditional italian food. Peruse the images at the entrance to see celebs like Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie etc


Enjoy a glass of wine at this wine bar, the staff is exceptionally knowledgeable. Cool atmosphere, a little hipster, professionals mixed with the fashion crowd.

Big in Japan Bar

Big in Japan Bar

Stop into this hidden speakeasy before heading out on the town. Big in Japan is not to be confused with the restaurant located a few blocks away with the same name. It is known for their incognito red door. It is very intimate, the perfect place to have a drink. Dim lit with a slew of cool cocktails and japanase whiskies. Try the aperol spritz, Pimm's cup or if you are willing and able, the Autumn bowl is a punch bowl served with glasses and a serving spoon!

En Cachette Speakeasy

Killer music, intimate and good bar selection! It fills up quickly, you will not regret stopping by!

I would stay at: Hôtel Le St-James

Add a little swank to your Montreal stay and stay at this gorgeous European style hotel in the heart of the old city!