Montreal features 18th century Beaux Arts buildings next to modern glass skyscrapers, an old town with Old World European grandeur and avant garde cafes, and residents who speak French and English. Underground shopping centers and large, lush parks are examples of thoughtful planning, while other areas are a hodgepodge of warehouses along the St. Lawrence River. Montreal might seem to be a city of contrasts, but it seamlessly weaves its elements together in an anything-goes kind of way.

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