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MAGNIFIQUE MONTREAL MUSIC
Classic music and great jazz combine at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival running now until June 1st, at the historic St. George’s Church in Old Montreal. Compositions by Camille Saint-Saëns’ come to life in three concerts this week as well as concerts during the festival from the Emerson and Fine Arts String Quartets, the Swingle Singers, star pianist Eldar Djangirov and many more. Don’t miss the first festival of Montréal’s summer season and one of the best chamber music festivals in North America.
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A look through our wine collection demonstrates we are big fans of Veuve Clicquot. So why not celebrate spring with champagne? Maison Veuve Clicquot throws it’s first week-long party in Montreal: Yelloweek (May 14-19), with a series of art, food and fashion events, including: an evening of fashion and Veuve Clicquot champagne at Birks jewellery store on May 14; dinners that pair food and champagne at restaurants such as Milos, Ryu, L’auberge Saint-Gabriel, and more; a night of art and bubbly at Galerie 203 in the Old Port on May 15; and the free Yellow Picnic event, marking the opening of the terrace at New City Gas in Griffintown. How magnifique….
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The Guaranteed Pure Milk bottle is a landmark water tower in Montreal. Located only 4 minutes from Sofitel Montreal at 1025 Lucien L’Allier Street, the 10-metre -high Art Deco structure was designed in 1930 by architects Hutchison, Wood & Miller as advertising for the Guaranteed Pure Milk Company. The giant riveted steel quart of milk was built by Dominion Bridge Company. It has a 250,000-litre capacity. Grab a close look at a Montreal icon on your next visit.
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No visit to Montreal would be complete without a visit to Renoir. The iconic, award-winning restaurant of Sofitel Montreal has recently launched a new menu that retains some classic favorites but as always moves towards new seasonal flavors. ‘Taste’ is so important that staff members undergo comprehensive taste training - a sensory exercise that equips them with the gastronomic finesse required to fully describe the rich textures and flavors that make our dishes so unique. Transform your next meal into a sublime and amazing culinary journey…
NAMUR METRO STATION
This Montreal station is a design-find on Montreal’s Orange Line due to the giant suspended illuminated aluminum sculpture, entitled Système, This magnificent structure fills the whole volume over the mezzanine, hanging from the vaulted ceiling and spreading out horizontally in all directions. Its pattern is repeated in the designs of the tiled floor below. The sculpture, by noted Quebec artist Pierre Granche, merits a visit all by itself and like much of his work finds meaning in abstract semi-representational pieces.
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Some tourist guidebooks state that Mount Royal is part of an extinct volcano that dominated what is now Montreal. While not a traditional volcano as such, it is the absolute jewel of Montreal’s city parks and a city ‘must’. Close to Sofitel Montreal, this 200-hectare park occupies part of the mountain that lies in the midst of Montreal island, and includes the highest spot in the city (234m). Once inside the park it’s clear that Mount Royal is where Montrealers go to socialize, to cross-country ski, to picnic, to jog, to ice skate and everything in between. Art also dots the horizon with pieces remaining from a major sculpture show held here in 1964, as well as The George-Étienne Cartier Monument (pictured) in the heart of Parc Jeanne-Mance’s west side. Ask our concierge for a park map on your next visit and discover this magnifique gem.
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This oversized pink gold climate-proof UG, circa 1951 (c/o Hodinkee), is a perfect this season must. And in a world where cell phones have made the necessity of a wristwatch obsolete, and timepieces have been transformed into something else altogether, you really need no reason invest in fashionable accessories that just happen to have the bonus function of telling time - a vintage watch. From a Patek Philippe Calatrava or classic Cartier we can’t get enough. And best all we have located the perfect places to find that must have accessory in each of our North American locations. Click on each link to find our pick: NYC, Chicago, Washington DC, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Montreal, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Miami.
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THE READING ROOM
Did you know that in each Sofitel around North America you will find a reading area or small library with a selection of titles covering the world of arts, gastronomy, design and culture? Here, the refreshed Montreal selection will allow you to stay on top of spring trends during your down time… How magnifique!
Renoir’s culinary team and executive chef invite you to discover cuisine that masterfully blends our French flair with the very best local ingredients from the Quebec region. Discovery more and book at restaurant-renoir.com or opentable.com.
The first Hermes scarves were produced in 1937. Hermes produces all their silk products in Lyon, which was originally selected because Lyon is famous for its silk screen process called ‘Technique a la Lyonnaise.’ Of course the craftsmanship of each scarf is a story of itself, requiring both time and the finest material - more than 300 silk cocoons to be exact. We love this new image c/o of the Hermes Tumblr of the Carré en twill de soie LES BOLIDES, Carré en twill de soie LES TROPHEES, Carré 70 en soie vintage CORDAGES & Carré en twill de soie LE SONGE DE LA LICORNE.
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