After a busy day, the Old Montreal welcomes you for a relaxing time and a pleasant evening. No matter your mood, the possibilities are endless. Discover a sneak peek of the best addresses for a cozy break.
Last update: November 30, 2023
An utterly magical moment awaits you at Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica. The AURA experience will immerse you in a captivating visual and musical universe, presented upon one of the most sublime canvases imaginable in the heart of the Basilica. The experience offers a four-act multimedia display of dynamic light, orchestral music, and expressive architecture.
Take a moment to stroll through the district's magnificent illuminated streets and enjoy a little window-shopping. Every year, many of the neighborhood's boutiques put on dreamy window displays, including: Noël éternel, Marché Saint-Laurent, Maison Margan, Olive et Gourmando and many others. And why not indulge in a bit of shopping at the same time?
The perfect place to unwind after a busy day? Bota Bota, of course! This spa offers a moment of deep relaxation with a peaceful atmosphere and a breathtaking view of Montreal. Immerse yourself in the water circuit, treat yourself to a massage or a soothing facial treatment. Bonus: grab a bite at La Traversée, a unique restaurant offering delicious and healthy dishes.
It’s time to channel your inner yogi! Relax your body and mind during a yoga session at Centre Luna Yoga nestled in the heart of Old Montreal. Discover an environmentally conscious and community based yoga studio offering active and dynamic Yoga Flo and Jivamukti classes. The studio houses a calm and welcoming atmosphere in which students are encouraged to explore and discover their own yoga path.
End your day with a self-care moment. Loft Club Beauté offers top quality services with exceptional products. Add a pop of color to your nails with a beautiful manicure, give your skin some extra love with a hydrating facial or enjoy a deep tissue massage. Whatever your pick, you deserve the best and Loft Club Beauté is dedicated to offering you a memorable moment.
Why not refresh your style or try something new? PRIVÉ by David d'Amours is a well-known hair artist in Montreal offering a unique experience in his salon. Whether you want a new hairstyle or perhaps a new color, a talented team is ready for any makeover!
Enjoy happy hour at Coldroom, a stylish speakeasy bar famous for their impressive cocktails. Much like the décor, the drinks are classic with next-level twists. In the mood for wine? Head over to Philémon and choose from an impressive wine list. It’s also the perfect place to eat delicious food such as fresh pasta and sharing platters with various cheeses, charcuteries, vegetables, tapenades and more. You’re definitely in for a treat!
Get inspired at Phi Centre, a multidisciplinary arts organization that develops and presents artistic initiatives, immersive installations and educational activities. It’s the perfect place to let your mind wander and immerse yourself in unique art installations. Through their exhibitions, projections, conferences and worldwide artists’ concerts, Phi Centre communicates with the public and encourages discussions on social issues.
Between two activities or after your work day, enjoy the Old Montreal Winter Relaxation Areas. This project is made possible by the financial support of the borough of Ville-Marie and the temporary outdoor furniture are positioned in strategic areas offering benches and Adirondack chairs with, views over attractive lighted decorations and seasonal installations like pine trees, and even outdoor fireplaces on Place Jacques-Cartier.
Photo credit : Bota Bota, Luna Yoga and Geneviève Giguère
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