We slept well and then walked around Old Montreal for 5 hours in the heat. Notice I now have a neck strap for my sunglasses. We saw Montreal beach, the ferris wheel, Notre Dame de Bon Secour and Notre Dame Cathedral, which was the highlight. We had lunch at the highly recommended Olive et Gourmando bistro. Artisan breads, olive oil, salads and gourmet sandwiches. After a little shopping we went back for a rest.
That evening we walked west along rue de la Gauchetiere through China town and then back to Old Montreal. We found it was a bit too far and got a little tired. We wanted to go to Auberge St Gabriel to have Brome Lake duckling a l’orange, but alas it was no longer on the menu. We settled for a casual outdoor restaurant a block off Place Jacques Cartier. The duck leg I had for dinner was great and Marie had a tasty duck salad. Not sure if it was from Brome Lake. Exhausted, we headed back to our Airbnb and fell into bed, very satisfied with a great Old Montreal experience.
By the way if you are wondering where we stayed here is a link to the Airbnb. Host David was so gracious, accommodating and full of recommendations. He wanted to know why we had come and how he could help. Highly recommend this location on rue de l’Hotel de Ville for a great little get away. We hope to go back next year during Jazz Fest.
P.S. After we got home, our local No Frills store had Brome Lake duck on sale. Our friend Irene alerted us and is going to show us how to cook it – right here in Old Arnprior lol. Thanks Irene!
P.P.S. Another reason we were tired is we walked back and forth several blocks several times looking for Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville’s family home which we never found. Sorry Marie! Since arriving home, Lime scooters have arrived in Montreal. Dave enjoyed these in Mexico and they are now starting up in Canada.