A business trip took me to Montreal this past summer. It just so happened to coincide with my birthday so I spent some extra days there exploring the city with Mr.Sinzheimer. 
Oh. And I fell in love.

I had heard that Montreal was like a "mini-Paris" but it wasn't until I visited for a week and walked 25 miles all over the city that I became a believer. 

I went to Paris in 2000 and remember very little. It is sad really but on the first day of our arrival, my now husband proposed to me on the epicenter of Paris. Ile de la Cite.  
View from Pont Neuf in Paris (the exact spot where he proposed)
The rest of our trip was a whirlwind of romantic strolls through the streets of Paris, enjoying restaurants, touring museums and soaking in the architecture.  THAT is what I DO remember.  The architecture. Swoon.  
So when I ventured out into the heart of Old Montreal I was transported back 14 years.
My love affair of gorgeous stone, intricate iron work, and unexpected details excited and mesmerized me for a solid week.  I walked, and walked, and walked the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal until I couldn't walk anymore.  In this post I share with you some of my favorite discoveries.
Flowers in the Italian Market
Random Door. I just love the history seen here.

This picture doesn't show the true greatness of these buildings. 

1894 – Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde

Seriously joyful dwellings.

Neighborhood eatery.

Another shot of 1894 – Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde


Random Alleyway. The light was incredible.

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal


Christ Church Cathedral of Montreal

The beauty of this roof is out of control.


The two photos above show the inside of

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal


Adventures await.

Street Art Installation

Montreal City Hall

Stunning.

You could live here.



My Favorite Spot for lunch. Olive + Gourmando

Great shopping!
Love the doors in this city.

Palais des congrès de Montréal

Hotel Le St James


Random Men. Guess which one I am married to?



Finally, No pictures are allowed at Bota Bota. It is a spa on a barge where I spent my birthday morning
being pampered. The place is unforgettable.
This photo is courtesy of  Corinne Fortier

If you have thought about going to Montreal. You should stop thinking and go. You will not regret it. I didn't even go into detail about the food.  I was there for a week and did not have one.bad.meal. Seriously. It was a great getaway.

Go. See. Do.

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