The city of Montreal is unique in North America. It was founded in 1642 by French settlers and retains an old-world Latin pace of life. The old city center still has its ancient stone buildings, stone paved roads and horse-drawn carriages. With a population of 2.8 million, Montreal is the largest French-speaking city in the world next to Paris; yet it has an English-speaking population larger than that of the total population of Ottawa, the nation's capital. Montreal is a gourmet capital of North America with its myriad of restaurants, offering an excellent selection of the world's finest cuisine. Attractions include the 1967 World Fair site with its La Ronde Amusement Park, the 1976 Olympic site, museums, art galleries and the nearby Laurentian mountain range dotted with lakes.
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