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August: Travel Tips

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Traveling is one of our main passions in life here at deVivre Concierge! So, each month we will share the love by letting you in on some of our favorite places in the world and the most fun things to do in those places. This month...

Montreal, Canada

When the weather is hot as hell down here, you can be pretty sure that it's delightful up there. Fly, drive or take one of the US's most scenic train rides north to escape the heat and enjoy all the fun things to do and amazing food that Montreal has to offer.

-The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts really is a wonderful collection divided by several pavilions into local Quebec, Canadian, Decorative and International Art, along with some lovely special exhibitions. You really need a full day here to see as much as possible as they will be celebrating the opening of their fifth pavilion later this year! Don't miss the sculpture gardens!

-The food! I am not the foodie on the team, but I couldn't talk about Montreal without calling out some of their amazing food. You must try the Montreal bagels. St Viateur bagel is open 24 hours for when you are starving because you haven't eaten in 5 minutes. Poutine is basically my favourite food group. It seems to be good everywhere, but here's a list to narrow down your options. Finally, Au Pied du Cochon was one of the most memorable meals I have ever had. Don't be afraid to share because everything is delicious, but also super rich.

-The Piknic Electronik takes place every Sunday between May 22 to October 2 at Parc Jean Drapeau on St Helen's Island (Île Sainte-Hélène). It is a fantastic location to go dance your ass off in the sunshine while sharing a "bucket" with friends (or strangers) and admiring the stunning views of Montreal. Save yourself the line to get in by buying your tickets in advance on the website and bring a sweater so you can dance into the evening.

-There are several spas in Montreal, but if you want a real treat, rent a car for the day and drive out of the city to La Spa Scandinave at Mont-Tremblant. Sauna's, steam rooms and hot & cold pools are scattered down the hillside, which is idyllically located on the shore of the Diable River. It's all about getting hot and then plunging into ice cold water and then using one of many relaxing areas to forget about all your worries.

Contact deVivre to help you plan your next adventure!