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The upmarket Hôtel le Germain is close to McGill University campus. With an air of calm sophistication, rooms are decked out with crisp white linen and Québec-crafted furniture, plus there’s a good in-house restaurant (00 1 514 849 2050; germainmontreal.com; 2050 Rue Mansfield; from £135).

Getting around
Montréal’s Métro runs quickly and quietly on rubber tyres. Tickets are valid for a one-way journey anywhere in the city – bulk-buying works out cheaper. Trains operate until 12.30am, but some bus services run throughout the night (tickets £1.75; stm.info).

When to go
In late June, before the humid summer hits its peak, the world’s biggest jazz festival (montrealjazzfest.com) takes place. In July 2012, the Just for Laughs Festival marks its 30th anniversary (hahaha.com).

How to go
Air Canada (from £415; aircanada.com) and British Airways both fly direct from Heathrow to Montréal Trudeau Airport (from £610; ba.com). From there, take STM bus 747 downtown from the airport (£4; stm.info).

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The article ‘Mini guide to Montreal, Canada’ was published in partnership with Lonely Planet Magazine.

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