Montreal and Quebec City are treasured destinations for American travelers: a corner of France in North America. This guide, with rich color photographs throughout, captures the French-speaking cities' universal appeal, from sidewalk cafEs to winter sports and traditional French cuisine.
Expanded Coverage: New hotel and restaurant recommendations have been added throughout Montreal and Quebec City. Plus our coverage of the surrounding regions, in particular the region around the Eastern Townships and Outaouais, has been enhanced.
Illustrated Features: Several photo-driven features are woven throughout the guide. Look for top attractions that cover monuments such as Parc du Mont-Royal and the Fairmont Le ChAteau Frontenac; boxed features on attractions like Underground City; and spotlights on the regional cuisine in Old Montreal and the Plateau that lay out all of the city's fantastic local fare.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: City walks provide visitors with thematic tours of Montreal and Quebec City. "Itineraries" cover step-by-step day trips or multi-destination visits to surrounding regions. Hotel and restaurant "Best Bets" guide travelers to the top places to stay and eat by price, style and/or cuisine. A handy pull-out MontrEal and QuEbec City map provides added value.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Montreal & Quebec City offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
About the Author
Chris Barry is a lifetime resident of South Dennis, New Jersey, a small, rural town near the Delaware Bay shore that has a rich history as a nineteenth century shipbuilding and commercial hub. He was inspired as a child by the stories told to him by the area's elderly natives. It is not only the history, but the culture of self-reliant craftsmen and entrepreneurs upon which the 'Joe Bass' novels are based. Chris Barry's use of locale and local lore is masterful. Chris is both author and illustrator. The fifth volume is in preparation.