L’Art du Bouquet
The perfect colors of spring earlier today at Sofitel Montreal. Magnifique! 

L’Art du Bouquet

The perfect colors of spring earlier today at Sofitel Montreal. Magnifique! 

L’Art du Bouquet

The perfect colors of spring earlier today at Sofitel Montreal. Magnifique! 

CLOCK / MONTREAL

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Winner of the Golden Lion award at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Christian Marclay’s ‘The Clock’ is a cinematic tour de force that unfolds on the screen in real time through thousands of film excerpts that form a 24-hour montage. Appropriated from the last 100 years of cinema’s history, the film records the hours and minutes of the 24-hour period, by displaying a watch or clock. 

See it this weekend at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, not far from Sofitel Montreal. Closes Sunday 20 April 2014.

CLOCK / MONTREAL

MONTREAL CHOCOLATIER

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"Chocolate, for me, is the source of everything. Of pleasure… of course. But also of openness to the world, the integrity of craft, and respect for a noble product that evokes pure emotion" - Christophe Morel.

During your stay in Montreal, a visit to world famous chocolatier Christophe Morel is an absolute must. Recipient of numerous honors such as the ‘Grand Prix Canadien de la Chocolaterie’ and the ‘Coupe du Monde de Pâtisserie de Lyon’, the creations from this master chocolatier & pastry chef continue to dazzle the eye and treat the palate. Magnifique! 

MONTREAL CHOCOLATIER

CHIC MONTREAL

Cracking the top 50 on the list of world fashion capitals according to the Global Language Monitor, Montréal is a city full of flair, style and innate fashion sense.

From haute couture to ready-to-wear fashion, from antiques to art galleries, Sofitel Montréal is well positioned to tackle this magnifique shopping mecca. Start your spree at the boutiques of Sainte Catherine Street, one of North America’s longest and most dynamic shopping arteries. From there, escape to our own underground pedestrian network, home to more than 1,700 shops and several department stores. The come up for air (and some cutting-edge chic fashion finds) at the iconic Holt Renfrew, one of our favorite department stores in all of North America.

Our award-winning concierge team at Sofitel Montreal will be happy to provide their seasonal favorites. Get shopping!  

(Image: Manolo Blahnik color via Holt Renfrew)

CHIC MONTREAL

MONTREAL EXPLORE

The Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, “Our Lady of Good Help”) is a church in the district of Old Montreal in Montreal, Quebec. One of the oldest and most beautiful churches in Montreal, it was built in 1771 over the ruins of an earlier chapel. The chapel also houses the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, dedicated to the life of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys and to the early history of Montreal. 

The church is located at 400 Saint Paul Street East at Bonsecours Street, just 12 minutes from Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile

MONTREAL EXPLORE
SAINT VALENTIN
"Love is the flower that is never out of season." - Anonymous

SAINT VALENTIN

"Love is the flower that is never out of season." - Anonymous

SAINT VALENTIN

"Love is the flower that is never out of season." - Anonymous

OZ IN MONTREAL

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Glenn Murcutt is one of Australia’s most internationally recognized architects, having won multiple awards from the Australian Institute of Architects and American Institute of Architects, the Pritzker Prize (considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for architecture), and even an Order of Australia.


This month, the Centre de Design de l’UQAM in Montreal shines a North American light on this visionary talent with the exhibit ‘Glenn Murcutt: Architecture for Place.’ Showcased will be his best designs in unique detail with scale models, drawings, and magnifique photography by Anthony Browell. Don’t miss it! 

OZ IN MONTREAL
MONTREAL LIGHTS
Of Montréal’s hundreds of churches, Notre-Dame Basilica’s interior is the most stunning, with a wealth of exquisite details, most of it carved from rare woods that have been delicately gilded and painted. It’s here that you can experience the birth of Montreal and Notre-Dame itself in the most astounding sound and light show in town called ”Et la lumière fut” (“And Then There Was Light”), presented nightly Tuesday through Saturday. This magnificent show uses today’s most advanced multimedia techniques to highlight the Basilica’s historical, cultural and architectural legacy…and its many outstanding works of art. Find out more here.

MONTREAL LIGHTS

Of Montréal’s hundreds of churches, Notre-Dame Basilica’s interior is the most stunning, with a wealth of exquisite details, most of it carved from rare woods that have been delicately gilded and painted. It’s here that you can experience the birth of Montreal and Notre-Dame itself in the most astounding sound and light show in town called ”Et la lumière fut” (“And Then There Was Light”), presented nightly Tuesday through Saturday. This magnificent show uses today’s most advanced multimedia techniques to highlight the Basilica’s historical, cultural and architectural legacy…and its many outstanding works of art. Find out more here.

MONTREAL LIGHTS

Of Montréal’s hundreds of churches, Notre-Dame Basilica’s interior is the most stunning, with a wealth of exquisite details, most of it carved from rare woods that have been delicately gilded and painted. It’s here that you can experience the birth of Montreal and Notre-Dame itself in the most astounding sound and light show in town called ”Et la lumière fut” (“And Then There Was Light”), presented nightly Tuesday through Saturday. This magnificent show uses today’s most advanced multimedia techniques to highlight the Basilica’s historical, cultural and architectural legacy…and its many outstanding works of art. Find out more here.

PASSPORT TO MONTREAL
To celebrate Montreal and the city’s great spaces, a local designer has immortalized Montreal’s urban monuments in her very own stamp collection. Graphic designer Kate Brioux found inspiration from vintage novelty Expo 67 passports where attendees of the world’s fair could get stamps from different areas of the festival. Every stamp represented the country/theme the area was focusing on, and Brioux took that concept and applied it to Montreal.  The collection features five different city landmarks: Farine Five Roses Building, Place des Arts, Mount Royal Monument, the Metro, and Parc jean-Drapeau. Magnifique!

PASSPORT TO MONTREAL

To celebrate Montreal and the city’s great spaces, a local designer has immortalized Montreal’s urban monuments in her very own stamp collection. Graphic designer Kate Brioux found inspiration from vintage novelty Expo 67 passports where attendees of the world’s fair could get stamps from different areas of the festival. Every stamp represented the country/theme the area was focusing on, and Brioux took that concept and applied it to Montreal.  The collection features five different city landmarks: Farine Five Roses Building, Place des Arts, Mount Royal Monument, the Metro, and Parc jean-Drapeau. Magnifique!

PASSPORT TO MONTREAL

To celebrate Montreal and the city’s great spaces, a local designer has immortalized Montreal’s urban monuments in her very own stamp collection. Graphic designer Kate Brioux found inspiration from vintage novelty Expo 67 passports where attendees of the world’s fair could get stamps from different areas of the festival. Every stamp represented the country/theme the area was focusing on, and Brioux took that concept and applied it to Montreal.  The collection features five different city landmarks: Farine Five Roses Building, Place des Arts, Mount Royal Monument, the Metro, and Parc jean-Drapeau. Magnifique!

SPLENDORE A VENEZIA 
Venice holds centre stage in Montréal with the exhibition Splendore a Venezia: Art and Music from the Renaissance to Baroque in the Serenissima. Instigated and produced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this multidisciplinary event explores Venetian art of the era from the original angle of the interaction between visual arts and the musical scene. Complementing the exhibition is a series of 20 concerts with period instruments, held in the Museum’s wonderful Bourgie Hall. Divine delight for the senses and only moments from Sofitel Montreal!  The perfect winter explore! 

SPLENDORE A VENEZIA 

Venice holds centre stage in Montréal with the exhibition Splendore a Venezia: Art and Music from the Renaissance to Baroque in the Serenissima. Instigated and produced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this multidisciplinary event explores Venetian art of the era from the original angle of the interaction between visual arts and the musical scene. Complementing the exhibition is a series of 20 concerts with period instruments, held in the Museum’s wonderful Bourgie Hall. Divine delight for the senses and only moments from Sofitel Montreal!  The perfect winter explore! 

SPLENDORE A VENEZIA 

Venice holds centre stage in Montréal with the exhibition Splendore a Venezia: Art and Music from the Renaissance to Baroque in the Serenissima. Instigated and produced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this multidisciplinary event explores Venetian art of the era from the original angle of the interaction between visual arts and the musical scene. Complementing the exhibition is a series of 20 concerts with period instruments, held in the Museum’s wonderful Bourgie Hall. Divine delight for the senses and only moments from Sofitel Montreal!  The perfect winter explore!