Auberge Chez Jean à Montréal - CANADA

Here, there's no unique formula, no appropriate way to visit Montreal correctly. To visit this « enchanted city in the best fashion, it's necessary to explore the city without a guide, to lose yourself in the journey. Close your eyes, point to a place on the map, take a metro or simply walk there. Nine times out of ten, you will find yourself far away from the point of departure and familiar surroundings. To travel in Montreal is a short journey. What is left unfinished is infinite.»

According to the Quebec author Monique Proulx,, « Montreal follows her own path, winding and unpredictable, escaping domestication” (and avoiding definition.) This Nordic city- a little messy with a Latin flavor, and friendly, open-minded and welcoming people- is among the strangest and most baroque cities I know».

« As time goes by, Montreal has expanded, yet remains user friendly and family-oriented... ». This city « is a permanent construction site in which its people have the rugged charms of construction workers »...
« When one settles in Montreal, one looks for a dominant color. One looks day after day. One believes that it is due to simplicity that there is no color to be found; yet really, there is nothing to find.»... In an overall mess, one knows « it is the nature of a mess to be contradictory ». When you come to visit Montreal, you will quickly realize that you are not quite in the North American continent. You will find yourself thinking you are elsewhere. « Montreal smells like a new purchase, with amazing future possibilities. This city is where artists dream to stay and occasional visitors do not want to leave....»...