Bursting with Parisian ambience and old-world charm, a Luxury holiday in Montreal offers a rich cultural experience and exquisite dining options.
Gain a glimpse into time gone by as you explore the narrow cobblestone streets and majestic 17th-century buildings of Old Town Montreal. Spend an afternoon with your private guide uncovering the rich history of Vieux-Montreal, the height of opulence in the French-infused city exuding European charm.
Montreal, never far from the world’s best luxury destination lists, has some of the best 5 star restaurants and VIP bars dotted around different neighbourhoods for a rage of atmospheres and vibes. The ultra glamorous Pullman Bar, without a doubt one of the best bars in Montreal, offers over 350 world wines to sample in elegant sophistication. For the best place for dinner in Montreal, the extraordinary menus of Daniel Boulud’s Maison Boulud located in The Ritz-Carlton are not to be missed, The luxury Michelin star restaurant in Montreal manages to create a beautiful balance between luxury and comfort, perfect for a special occasion, or without a doubt one of the most romantic restaurants in Montreal.
The Ritz Carlton, Montreal does not only offer the best in dining, but is also the perfect reflection of the destination, a beautiful historic building keeping its elegance whilst still having a modern and European feel – restored with such a deeply committed attention to detail, this is one of the very best hotels in the world.
December in Montreal is a special affair and the luxury Christmas destination, is a very respectable alternative to Christmas in New York. Spend a magical evening with exclusive VIP access at Place Des Arts for the seasonal favourite The Nutcracker or meander the stalls and festivities at the Noël dans le Parc (Christmas in the Park festival). Taste local flavours and specialities at the Nutcracker Market or cosy up indoors at the Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site, sipping hot drinks by the fireside amid exquisite Victorian decor. Finally, make sure to set your sights upon sweeping views from Belvédère Camillien-Houde atop Mount Royal year-round. A long weekend in Montrealis the perfect blend of old and new, and perhaps most importantly culture and luxury, with touches of extraordinary moments in the world’s second-largest French-speaking city.
Words by Kiri Nowak