Montreal and Quebec City are treasured destinations for American travelers: a corner of France in North America. This guide, with rich color photographs throughout, captures the French-speaking cities’ universal appeal, from sidewalk cafés to winter sports and traditional French cuisine. Competitive Advantage: This guide outscores the competition in key areas, including deeper coverage of Montreal’s renowned shopping and nightlife scenes, and Quebec City’s historic sights. Expanded Coverage: New hotel and restaurant recommendations have been added throughout Montreal and Quebec City, as well as their surrounding regions, including the Laurentians, the Eastern Townships (les Cantons de l’Est), and Charlevoix. Illustrated Features: Several photo-driven features are woven throughout the guide. Look for top attractions that cover monuments such as Parc du Mont-Royal and the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac; boxed features on neighborhoods like Chinatown and the Underground City that bring their personalities into focus; and spotlights on the regional cuisine in Old Montréal and the Plateau that lay out all of the city’s fantastic local fare. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: City walks provide visitors with thematic tours of Montreal and Quebec City. Itineraries cover step-by-step day trips or multi-destination visits to surrounding regions. Hotel and restaurant Best Bets guide travelers to the top places to stay and eat by price, style and/or cuisine. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Montreal and Quebec City offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. Free Map: A handy pull-out Montreal and Quebec City map provides added value.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.