Petits Creux & Grands Crus
1125 Avenue Cartier, Montcalm
It’s not every day you find a Corsican bar and restaurant, let alone a great one. Run by a husband-and-wife team originally from the French island, Petits Creux & Grands Crus offers a big selection of imported Corsican wines and small dishes—they’re similar to those found in Italy and include fish croquettes and lobster risotto. A huge blackboard with the day’s special dominates the elegantly simple dining room.
Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec
179 Grande Allée Ouest, Montcalm
An art museum dedicated almost exclusively to work created in Quebec, the Musée National des Beaux-Arts is one of the largest in Canada. Spread across four separate buildings (including a glassy, sleek contemporary art pavilion built in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas’s OMA of New York and Provencher Roy of Montreal), the permanent collection varies wildly. There are Inuit artifacts, eighteenth-century paintings, and avant-garde sculptures, as well as rotating exhibits from around the world.
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