updated 12/4/2006 11:03:45 AM ET 2006-12-04T16:03:45

Exploring Vieux-Montréal
The old quarter has an overwhelmingly European flavor. Wander Place Jacques-Cartier, the most engaging of the district's squares; explore museums and the stunning architecture of the churches; and stroll along the revitalized waterfront.

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Feasting on Table d'Hôte Specials
Indulge in three or four courses for a fixed price that is only slightly more than the cost of an a la carte main course alone. Most full-service restaurants offer the table d'hôte, if only at midday.

Listening to Jazz
Downtown, Old Town, the Latin Quarter, all over, this is a favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike, especially in late June and early July during the renowned Montréal Jazz Festival.

Savoring French and International Cuisine
Experience all of French cuisine's permutations -- traditional, haute, bistro, original Quebecois -- but sample as well the city's Fusion and Asian hybrids and the legion of ethnic restaurants representing dozens of foreign cuisines, notably Italian, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Greek, Polish, and Indian.

Shopping
Browse the shops of world-class domestic designers, from the up-and-coming to the well established; search for Inuit (Eskimo) sculptures of the highest order (with prices to match); and take in the scores of eclectic antiques shops along rue Notre-Dame between rue Guy and rue Atwater.

For more on what to see and do in Montreal, visit our complete guide online at http://www.frommers.com/destinations/montreal/.

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