Now that’s hospitality with a distinctly French flavour in the second largest French-speaking metropolis in the world. Alongside French, don’t be surprised to hear more than 30 languages spoken on the streets of this culturally rich and ethnically diverse city. Such is the urban mosaic of this vibrant metropolis situated on an island in the St. Lawrence River. Here, joie de vivre is synonymous with festivals, gastronomy, music, history, museums, cobblestone streets, street acrobats, and espresso bars. Montréal is also recognized as a hub of creativity and innovation: in the arts, multimedia and software development, and leading-edge scientific research. Its four universities add a dynamic student population. On any given day this city of culture and creativity offers visitors an array of beguiling options from which to choose – dance, theatre, music, lectures, shopping, fine dining, outdoor leisure activities, or just basking in its unique ambiance.