Frommer's Montreal and Quebec City 2011 Paperback – Dec 1 2010
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From the Back Cover
At Québec City's Winter Carnival you can see spectacular snow sculptures on display. See chapter 16.
Free pocket map inside,plus easy-to-read maps throughout
Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
Insider tips from local expert authors
About the Author
Leslie Brokaw has been writing for Frommer's since 2006, authoring or contributing to recent editions of Frommer's Montréal Day by Day, Frommer's Canada, and Frommer's New England, as well as Frommer's Montréal & Québec City. She is based in Boston and teaches at Emerson College.
Erin Trahan is a Boston-based writer and editor. In addition to authoring recent editions of Frommer's Montréal & Québec City and Frommer's Montréal Day by Day, she edits and publishes The Independent, a magazine about independent film, online at www.independent-magazine.org.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I read some of the entries, I did not read the complete book. The information I found useful was how to get to the city from the airport by public transportation. Otherwise we have not gotten much use out of the guide. Our medium size hotel Le Nouvel is very nice, but it is not listed, so we had to ask for help in finding it. We ate once at one of the recommended restaurants: Eggspectations, and although it was good, it was not in any way special.
I was very disappointed with the pull out laminated map. It is small and very general. We replaced it quickly with the free official tourist Map of Montreal which is much more detailed. I wish I could find a better transportation map, the one that has metro and buses. Public transportation in Montreal is very good and with a 7 day Opus pass amazingly affordable. ($22/7 day unlimited rides on Metro and buses, there is a one time $6 charge for the Opus card)The free official guide to Montreal is a much more helpful publication.
There is a major music festival going on right now "Francofollies" it goes on for 10 days with numerous daily free performances on more than 4 stages, it was not listed in the guide.
Overall, we are having a great time in Montreal, it is a beautiful city and very tourist friendly. And I see now that I did not need the expensive guide at all.