• 09/09/2021

Have you heard of the Quartier du Musée?

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Marie-Josee Roy

Experience downtown Montreal at its finest at the Quartier du Musée, where it’s all about elegance. The district’s historically charged streets are home to charming hotels, renowned restaurants, beauty salons, and luxury shops. VIP escape to the heart of the city.
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Cultural excursion

First stop: the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the venerable establishment the neighbourhood is named for. Check out the current exhibitions as well as the permanent collection.

Strolling through the streets of the Golden Square Mile, the neighbourhood of choice for large bourgeois families at the turn of the 20th century, take in the impressive mansions, town houses, and the city’s very first apartment buildings.

Once on Sherbrooke Street, drop by Trianon, an antique shop filled with treasures from 18th-century France. Finally, complete your cultural excursion with a stop at a Sherbrooke-Street art gallery: Alan Klinkhoff Gallery, Landau Fine Art, La Guilde. . . the opportunities to admire local and foreign masterpieces are endless.

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Cultural excursion


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1380 Sherbrooke Street West
mbam.qc.ca/en

Trianon
1476 Sherbrooke West, suite 100
trianon-boutique.com

Alan Klinkhoff Gallery
1448 Sherbrooke Street West
klinkhoff.ca

Landau Fine Art
1444 Sherbrooke Street West, suite 200
landaufineart.ca

La Guilde
1356 Sherbrooke Street West
laguilde.com/en

M Marie Saint Pierre, Montréal

Fashion excursion

The Quartier du Musée is an exceptional playground for all fashionistas out there. Enjoy the most exciting window-shopping experience in town. Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn as you look through the window of Tiffany & Co. Next, check out the colourful displays at Escada or Anthropologie, and take in creations by Marie Saint Pierre: the city’s large retailers welcome you.

Between fitting sessions, take a proper lunch break at Renoir, or pick up a salad at Mandy’s and eat it on the terrace, as you contemplate your next stop.

End the afternoon with a pedi at Bio Spa Enaam or Spa St. James . . . your feet will love you for it!

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Fashion excursion


Tiffany & Co.
1290 Sherbrooke Street West
tiffany.ca

ESCADA
1214 Sherbrooke Street West
escada.com

Anthropologie
2130 de la Montagne Street, suite 105
anthropologie.com

Marie Saint Pierre
2081 de la Montagne Street
mariesaintpierre.com

Renoir
1155 Sherbrooke Street West
restaurant-renoir.com

Mandy’s
2067 Crescent Street
mandys.ca

Bio Spa Enaam
1444 Sherbrooke Street West, suite 200
biospaenaam.com

Spa St. James
1228 Sherbrooke Street West
spastjames.com

Parcours gastronomique

Gastronomical excursion

With so much to do in the area, you might forget all about food, but try not to: there are so many excellent places to eat! Give in to your sweet tooth at Maison Christian Faure bakery, and get your fill of chocolate at Divine Chocolatier.

For happy hour, sip a martini at Cloakroom Bar, a speakeasy straight out of a defunct Montreal Red Light district, before settling down at Ristorante Beatrice or Café Il Cortile for a perfect Italian feast dinner.

Does a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun sound appealing to you? Enjoy some dumplings, sashimi, and noodle soup at Sakura. Once you’re nice and full and ready to head home, make one last stop at Latina, a fine grocery store that is sure to make your mouth water.

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Gastronomical excursion


Maison Christian Faure
1225 boulevard de Maisonneuve West
maisonchristianfaure.ca

Divine Chocolatier
2158 Crescent Street
divinechocolatier.com

Cloakroom Bar
2175 de la Montagne Street, suite 100
cloakroombar.squarespace.com

Ristorante Beatrice
1504 Sherbrooke Street West
beatriceristorante.com

Café Il Cortile
1442 Sherbrooke Street West
cafeilcortile.com

Sakura
3450 Drummond Street
sakuragardens.com

Latina
1434 Sherbrooke Street West
chezlatina.com

©Ritz-Carlton Montréal/Tourisme Montréal
©Ritz-Carlton Montréal/Tourisme Montréal

English-style excursion

Hopping on a flight to London may not be possible, so try the next best thing: don your best British accent and go on an English-style downtown excursion. The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, located right in the heart of the district, has the largest organ in Montreal within its walls.

After decompressing while admiring William Morris-stained glass windows, time for afternoon tea at the Ritz-Carlton—reminiscent of the most beautiful London palaces. With a little luck, you’ll even get to check out the venerable establishment’s gardens and terrace.

With a little luck, you’ll even get to check out the venerable establishment’s gardens and terrace. Feeling festive? Have a pint at Sir Winston Churchill Pub or at the incredible Bar George in Mount Stephen, a former private club converted into a luxury hotel. Who knows? You might even want to stay the night . . .

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British excursion


The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul
3415 Redpath Street
standrewstpaul.com

Ritz-Carlton Montreal
1228 Sherbrooke Street West
ritzcarlton.com

Sir Winston Churchill Pub
1455 Crescent Street
swcpc.com

Mount Stephen
1440 Drummond Street
lemountstephen.com