Montreal offers a type of French culture that is distinctly North American. The skyline of this diverse city is shaped with a mix of historic buildings and modern skyscrapers. Experience sumptuous cuisine, captivating art and architecture and a unique francophone culture when you book your ticket to Montreal with Aer Lingus today.
Try poutine, a Canadian specialty of chips, gravy and a seemingly endless range of toppings. For food on the go, grab a thick smoked meat sandwich or sample a sweet Montreal bagel. The city boasts plenty of hip, independent cafes if you need a caffeine boost while exploring.
Head to old Montreal and you’ll likely find yourself in Place Jacques Cartier with its New France buildings, artwork and vendors selling a range of products. Enter the Gothic Revival Basilique Notre-Dame for the stained-glass windows which depict the city’s religious history. Don’t miss Bonsecours Market, the largest public market in the city.
Climb Mount Royal, the city’s namesake, and enjoy panoramic views of the city. The surrounding park is kept in its natural state as a respite from Montreal’s bustling city centre. In winter, the area is perfect for snow tubing or tobogganing. Organize a picnic in the beautiful Parc La Fontaine or walk around Old Port and watch the street entertainers.
Many neighbourhoods of Montreal can be easily explored on foot, but the subway is an affordable and reliable option. For cyclists, there are 780 km of bike paths and many rental options.
Arrive refreshed, relaxed and ready to go when you upgrade to a Business Class flight to Montreal with Aer Lingus. Enjoy gourmet meals, extra space and in-flight entertainment as you cross the Atlantic on connections through Dublin.