Montreal Shopping: 15 Trip Mementos

Canada, Montreal Guide (B): Montreal Shopping: 15 Trip Mementos

The outpost of Frenchness in North America (and the world's 2nd largest francophone city after Paris), Montreal is the meeting point of the New and Old World styles, the collision of the French, English and Aboriginal cultures. The historical and ethnic uniqueness of the city is seen throughout and you will definitely be tempted to have a piece of that as a token of your visit to Montreal. Listed here are some of the items Montrealers would consider truly representative of the city's spirit.

Quebeckers have a long history of working with their hands, ever since the first settlements in the 17th century, whether they were carpenters, painters, cooks or jewelers. This heritage is still very strong today and results in beautiful local works of art, always made with love by expert artisans, and jewelry being the prevalent industry. With the ever growing popularity of certified Canadian diamonds, which are mined, cut and polished in the Northwest Territories of Canada, it’s only natural that this trend has inspired the artisan-jewelers of Montreal, offering a few hand-made and unique items. Rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, there is certainly something perfect for a special someone – and nothing says “from Canada with love” like a certified diamond! The best place to get your hands on such coveted treasures is the Bonsecours Market (350 Saint-Paul Street East, opening hours vary) in Old-Montreal, the local artisans’ Mecca. Obviously, these treasures come with a salty bill, but an exceptional piece of diamond jewelry is a priceless and timeless souvenir. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Montreal Shopping: 15 Trip Mementos
Guide Location: Canada » Montreal
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Bonsecours Market   Fromagerie Hamel   Canadian Maple Delights   La Maison Simons   Saint-Viateur   The Bay   SAQ   Montreal branch   Jean-Talon Market   Tim Hortons   Bell Center sports bar   Intermarché Boyer  
Author: Gpsmycity Writer
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