Air France: daily flights to Montreal via Paris

Air France offers cheap flights departing from London to Montreal, the largest city in Quebec, Canada. There are up to 21 flights per week depending on the season with connections in Paris.
Our direct flights from Paris take about seven hours and there is a 5-hour time difference between London and Montreal in the winter and 4-hours in the summer.
What period do you want to travel to Montreal? It depends on what aspect of the city you want to see. In winter, Montreal puts on its white coat of snow and temperatures can drop to -25°C.
On the contrary, summers are hot and humid and tourists fill the terraces. The city changes in April when the snow melts and all Montreal residents takes to the cafe terraces, public squares, river walks…The months of May and June are very pleasant for visiting Montreal, and our flights to Montreal are usually less expensive than in July and August. Unless you prefer to go in September during the Indian summer when the leaves change and the numerous city parks have a thousand colours.
You will arrive in Montreal at Trudeau Airport, located 20 km from the city centre, that you can reach by shuttle, by the STM (Montreal's public transportation) or by taxi. Once in Montreal, you can get around by subway, bus or taxi which is about half the price as in Europe.
To enter Canada, you need a valid passport but no visa is required for UK citizens.

Montreal, a metropolis that is half-way between Paris and New York

With 1.6 million inhabitants, Montreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec. Montreal is composed mainly of the Island of Montreal, but also other small islands such as the Île des Soeurs, or the artificial island of Notre-Dame, built on the Saint Laurent River in 1965, the city's backbone.
Multicultural, Montreal has many different neighbourhoods and faces. Montreal, is like a cousin to Paris and a little sister to New York , only about ten-hours away by bus.
Therefore, when you visit Mont Royal, you overlook the city and have the impression that you can touch the glass skyscrapers. Montreal's skyline looks like the city cut-out in blocks, making it a typical North American city. Westmount, with its huge Anglo-Saxon homes, looks like a wealthy neighbourhood in the United States.
Montreal is French-speaking and the French and English influences are obvious. Vieux Montréal (Old Montreal), with its buildings from the 17th century, the Jacques Cartier Square and magnificent basilica has a European flavour. The Mont Royal plateau is a very popular neighbourhood with trendy shops and bars.
You can also walk in the port, haunted by old industrial ghosts from the past.
Montreal also has many green areas: Jean Drapeau Park, Mont Royal Park at the foot of the hill bearing the same name, Lafontaine Park, Maisonneuve Park, etc.

Montreal: a festival-filled summer

If you purchase a plane ticket for Montreal , you will discover a cosmopolitan city that is wide open to culture. Many cultural events take place at the Place des Arts, in particular the famous Montreal Jazz Festival that is held every year in July. The city has many festivals in the summer, such as the famous Juste Pour Rire Festival in June, with "on" and "off" venues for new talent as well as the Francofolies.
The city also has several museums: Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Archaeology, etc.
There are numerous theatres along the avenue Saint Denis: Théâtre Saint Denis, Théâtre du Rideau Vert, Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, etc.
Culture also means gastronomy. There are all types of restaurants in Montreal, and you can buy fresh produce in the Jean Talon market where shops of all colours and fragrances will attract you. You must taste the famous poutine, chips with brown sauce and cheese, one of Quebec's specialities!

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