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Planning a week in Montreal in September and will be exploring the various neighbourhoods. Any advise on which location is easiest to stay in in terms of visiting the other neighbourhoods? Currently I’m thinking of staying downtown unless someone has a suggestion.
Thanks, Susan

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Montreal has several civic centres that can be argued are "downtown" for tourists -- Old Montreal, the shopping and office cluster on St-Catherine and McGill, the Plateau area of shops and old residences, and so on. The good news is that public transit offers connections. The STM system includes buses and, crucially, the mesh of subway lines. You can study the options here: https://www.stm.info/en/info/advice/visitors

Another useful tool is Restomontreal, a dining guide that classifies restaurants by type of cuisine and location, and will help make reservations. It also indicates which places are AVV, the French version of BYO. Many smaller places allow beer and wine to be brought in, usually with no corkage fee. There's usually a depanneur, or corner convenience store, handy with a small selection of such refreshments. https://www.restomontreal.ca/?lang=en

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Hi Susan,

We are also thinking of visiting Montreal. I agree with you. I'm sure that staying in the Old Town/Downtown is convenient to the things we want to do/see but is it the best place to stay for a relaxed visit - maybe it is!?

Did you find a neighborhood that you liked or would suggest for a 4-night hotel stay?

Thank you!

M