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Ideas for a local trip

Go away this winter or plan to ‘travel locally’ in Old Montreal.

“Local Trip “– this new expression took on its full meaning this summer when travelling abroad was suspended and we learned how to rediscover our Province and its tourist attractions. It’s true that you don’t have to travel very far to feel disoriented and have the feeling of having gone far away from home! Sometimes getting out of your house to go for a fun walk or do something that you don’t normally do is enough. Spending a night or two in a hotel to enjoy your own city and discover it from a tourist’s perspective is part of it.

These small touches make all the difference.

‘Local crafts, ‘local commerce’ or even ‘local partner’ have also become the watchwords in this pandemic, and it is important for us to honor these actors who make Montreal, our city, so alive and attractive.

At the hotel, we have always worked with local merchants. That’s why today, I’ve decided to talk to you about some of our local partners in Old Montreal who contribute to the everyday SoSulpice! experiences we offer at the hotel. So, I invite you to discover what you might come upon on your next ‘local trip’ in Old Montreal! Enjoy your visit!

Local Commerce : Le Magasin Général du Vieux Montréal, 34 C rue St-Paul Ouest, Old Montréal

During your local trip discover local commerce with le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal

First of all, I would like to present you, for those who do not know of it, our favourite boutique located 2 steps from the hotel: le Magasin Général du Vieux Montréal. We love them so much that some of their products dress up our hotel windows.

This shop is, for me, a real cabinet of curiosities! It is full of gift ideas, decorative items, souvenir gifts from Montreal, jewelry, and trendy accessories such as bags and scarves – all at affordable prices! Nicole, the owner, carefully choses her suppliers and artisans to showcase their creation and their local know-how.

Find your gifts in a local commerce next to le saint-sulpice hotel in Old Montreal

You’ll probably fall in love with one of her scented candles or even one of her colourful and decorative ceramic objects. The store now offers a whole collection of small green plants to complete your interior decoration.

Let yourself be served by Nicole who will guide your through the boutique and give you the warmest of welcomes. You will undoubtedly inspiration for your next Christmas gifts all while making a local purchase.

And for all Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel guests, a SoSulpice! welcome is waiting for you!

 Local Specialty : Délices Érable & Cie, 84 rue St-Paul Est in Old Montreal

Enjoy local specialities while your local trip in Montreal with le Saint-Sulpice Hotel.SoSulpice

Have a sweet tooth?  Visit the Délices Érable Boutique situated less than a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

Welcoming and pleasant, the shop is currently open to you from Thursday to Sunday. As you walk past the store, you will be drawn to the comforting and captivating smell of maple. Might you be tempted by a maple hot chocolate?

Offer local specialties and products to your loved ones with le saint-Sulpice-hotel Montreal. SoSulpice!


Gift boxes filled with local delicacies ready to go or build your own! Choose your local basket: the boutique offers a wide choice of products to offer or to spoil yourself without moderation! Candy, cookies, waffles, jelly, popcorn, tea, cranberries, blueberries, and all the variations of maple syrup you can imagine. Not to mention, a great selection of honey from Quebec, seasonings, mustards, vinegar and so much more. You will find the best of what is made directly here!




Le Scandinave Spa du Vieux Montréal, 71 Rue de la Commune O, Montréal

The current situation and the season are finally inviting us to take care of ourselves and our loved ones! Our routine is upset by the changes that we’ve been experiencing for the last 6 months. We aspire to take care of ourselves, and above all, to take the time to do so. So, why not put a wellness break in your calendar? You deserve it!

I suggest a local trip to the country of wellness just a stone throw’s away from the hotel: Scandinave Spa . Currently, we do not have access to the baths (as per gouvernement guidelines), but you do have access to a massage. In a subdued and relaxing atmosphere, the massage therapists offer you a whole menu of massages: from 60 to 120 minutes, Swedish, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, even Lomi Atsu massage… choose your formula and let yourself be immersed with the delicate scent of eucalyptus. Now is the time to relax your muscles, your back, release the pressure, and just not think about anything.Add a massage to your local trip at le saint-sulpice hotel Montreal. SoSulpice experience!

And for all Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel guests, benefit from a SoSulpice! Reduction. Contact our Concierge Team to find out more.

 Local Trip to Dreamland

Our suites are made for that! Spacious and warm, you will quickly feel at home. Well… even better than at home! ‘Travelling locally’ is the pleasure of having a getaway close to home. Treat yourself to a change of scenery by allowing yourself a break near your home. Without having to travel far away from home, you can take advantage of a hotel stay to break your at-home routine!

Enjoy a deluxe suite with fireplace during your stay in Montreal at le saint-sulpice hotel. SoSulpice!eplace

No need to go grocery shopping, prepare a meal, just have it delivered to your room! Many restaurants offer a variety of menus: from a simple meal to a more gourmet formula. Our Concierges can direct you to the best addresses in the neighborhood.

My advice: book a suite with a fireplace. Comfortably seated on the sofa, bask in the warmth of an electric fireplace, and take the time read or watch your favourite movie or series.

Le saint-sulpice hotel montreal, your destination for a romantic trip this winter

Choose our Cocooning Package: enjoy a suite with a fireplace and a bathtub. Immerse yourself into a nice hot bath enhanced with our selection of l’Occitane en Provence products including their almond paste as a massage exfoliant! It’s tempting isn’t it? So, don’t wait any longer,and book your stay at or with the Front Desk at 1877-785 -7523.

We can’t wait to welcome you!

Karin Janssen

Translation by Alexandra Beckers,
Rooms division Manager

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Our suggestions to discover Montreal safely this fall

Discover Montreal differently

The Covid-19 pandemic brought a lot of changes  in our way of traveling. Maybe you are in the situation to ask yourself: is it a good idea to visit and discover Montreal? We can assure that Montreal is still creative and deserves her reputation of being a giant playground full of activities!

This summer, international travelers obviously didn’t have the opportunity to visit Montreal. Therefore, Quebecers and travelers from Canadian provinces had the chance to freely walk along the historic cobblestone streets of Old Montreal. They experienced and discovered Montreal as never before, without crowded streets, just as if Montreal was theirs!

So you too, if you like walking uncrowded streets, and if you would like to discover Montreal on your own, it’s the right time to come to Montreal.

Children are back to school, and you are dreaming of a nice break (which you fully deserve!) ? You would like to relax with your loved one or your family, or just change your mind?

Here some suggestions of original and safe activities that should appeal to all ages.

Our SoSulpice! tours: to discover Montreal… quite simply


 Discover Montreal and its local specialities with le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montreal. Just SoSulpice!

Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel’s employees created unique and original walking tours (meaning you won’t find them anywhere else)  to let you discover ‘their’ Montreal, as they would do with friends or family. They share with you their favorite areas, and best tips.

These tours are free walking tours that you can do on your own. They allow you to discover Montreal’s different areas at your own pace.
You can also discover Montreal by bike if you prefer. Numerous cycle paths are now available in our safe city.

Here are the first SoSulpice! circuits available to you, during your stay at the hotel.

Walk on the Plateau Mont-Royal by Sarah, Front Desk Agent. Sarah will take you for a walk in the streets of Le Plateau. You will certainly love the green alleys, so typically Montreal, as well as her restaurant recommendations and other favorites.

Charlotte, Rooms Division Supervisor, will take you for a foodie walk into the wellknown Jean Talon Market, where you will explore local flavors, followed by a stop at beautiful Parc Jarry.

You might prefer to follow Lara, Operation Coordinator, and go for a picnic at Parc Laurier, for what promises to be a gourmet escape. You will discover her favorite spots for pizza, delicatessen, cheese and ice cream.

As for Lou, Sales Manager, she invites you to discover the chic area of Westmount!

Karin, Marketing Manager, invites you for a bike ride along the Canal Lachine. Enjoy a wonderful day on the brand new cycle path along the St-Laurent river and cross paths with Griffintown, Little Bourgogne and St-Henri areas. A great activity to do with your family to discover Montreal!

 Discover Montreal and the Canal Lachine with le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montreal. Just so Sulpice!


Our SoSulpice! tours are exclusive to our hotel guests. But we are happy to offer you one of them in preview:
Bike Ride along the Canal Lachine. Enjoy your reading!

Discover Montreal, a giant playground

 A stroll in the Old Port to discover Montreal with le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montreal. Just SoSulpice!

Many attractions are now open et are ready to welcome you in a safe environnement. Whatever the season, Montreal offers many original activities to discover. From la Grande Roue de Montréal (ferris wheel) to the numerous museums and family activities in the Old Port, everyone will be pleased!

Our current suggestions for your next visit to Montreal:

  • Discover Montreal while visiting Christian Dior’s exposition at McCord Museum. Just SoSulpice!

    ©Musée Mc Cord

    The major exhibition ‘Christian Dior‘ at McCord Museum: starting on September 25th, until January 3rd, 2021.



 Discover Montreal and its history with a guided tour offered by Cité Mémoire. Just SoSulpice!

©Montréal en histoires.- Cité Mémoire

  • Cité Mémoire:

If you like to discover Montreal through its history, you will certainly like Cité mémoire, the  largest outdoor projections walking tour in the world Cité Mémoire: when the sun comes down Cité Mémoire presents a cast of characters offering first-hand accounts of how the city has evolved over the course of history.

This free app will allow you to access 25 indoor and outdoor scenes, 38 augmented realities, and visit 98 points of interest, and finally access 3 circuits to discover 5 parks in Montreal.


  • Spa Scandinave Vieux Montréal:
 Discover Montreal with an experience of relaxation with Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel at spa Scandinave Vieux Montreal. Just SoSulpice!

©Spa Scandinave Vieux Montréal

While you discover Montreal, have a relaxing moment at Le spa scandinave Vieux Montréal with your loved one! Few steps away from Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal, Hot tub, Finnish dry sauna, eucalyptus steam room, and massages await you in this cosy urban spa. Hotel’s guests benefit from privileged rates. Book through our concierges.



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Great Deals to discover Montreal

Before your arrival, we invite you to go on  Tourisme Montréal‘s website to organize your visit in Montreal. You will access the city’s complete programmation and know what to do/see in Montreal per date.  If you stay before October 31st, 2020, have a look at Passeport Mtl. You will get access to 5 different participating attractions of your choice, plus added discounts at local shops and businesses. Quantities are limited so grab your Passeport MTL today! More information

Our concierges will be more than happy to help you with suggestions according to your wishes and to make your reservations, for a TURNKEY STAY!

For any request and information, please contact our team at reception . You will get the best available rate!
514-288-1000 or 1877 785-7123

We look forward to welcome you soon for your next visit in Montreal!

Karin Janssen
Marketing Manager

Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal



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Discover spring in Montreal

A spring in Montreal

If you talk about spring to a Montrealer, he will immediately smile. The arrival of spring in Montreal means the end of winter. After the cold and the snowstorms finally comes the warm and sunny season. At Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, we are right in the heart of the action where you can enjoy the return of this beautiful season.

What describes spring in Montreal?

The start of spring involves different meanings with many being true to the Montreal and Quebec culture. We will mention a few of them here and maybe, it will convince you to come for a visit…

Happy Season

Ah Spring… the season we all wait for! You might notice that Montrealers seem to smile more. People laugh, people get out of the house to walk around everywhere and all the parks quickly become animated with life. Picnics, barbecues, it only takes a few degrees above zero for us to put away our winter coats. Montrealers are known to be welcoming and friendly, however, there’s something about spring that suddenly makes people happier.

Dorchester Square

Dorchester Square © Tourisme Montréal

Sugar Shack Season

A very popular Quebec tradition has always been the annual harvesting of our famous maple syrup, which also means a visit to the sugar shack with family and friends. From the beginning of March until the end of April, producers welcome young and old to come enjoy typical Quebec meals. Meat pie, omelette, maple syrup sausage and last but not least, maple taffy on snow.

Un Chef à l'érable

© Un Chef à l’érable

A very famous sugar shack is the Cabane à sucre du Pied de Cochon, all as decadent as its restaurant of the same name and is a destination of choice for foodies. However, beware! Is it so good that this season is already fully booked and reservations for 2018 will quickly sell out as of midnight on January 1st 2018.

More and more, you don’t even need to drive out of the city to visit the sugar shack since many restaurants have now started opening urban sugar shacks! A new discovery this year is Un Chef à l’érable with the guest of honor, the very talented chef Laurent Godbout. An urban and modern version of the sugar shack theme. This restaurant is at la Scena in Old Montreal, only a few minutes walk away from Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal.

Un chef à l'érable

© Un Chef à l’érable

Montreal’s Sunny Terraces

Who says spring, says the reopening of terraces. Old Montreal is known for its beautiful terraces on the cobblestone streets, on rooftops or hidden behind building walls. At Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, we have the chance of having a beautiful hidden garden in our interior court and as soon as the weather gets warm, mid-May, we cannot wait to open it up again. Every year, our creative plant experts from Vertuose help us prepare a colourful terrace and the Sinclair restaurant finally opens its windows where you can enjoy a drink and a meal in the middle of the sunny gardens.

Sinclair Terrasse, Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel

Sinclair Terrasse, Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel

Montreal : The Destination

For us at Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, its already time to get on our best behaviour because tourists from around the globe are coming to Montreal! Spring for us means the beginning of high season, wedding season and the neighborhood starts to fill up. For us, spring means excitement!

The cobblestone streets of Old Montreal fill up with people walking and our reservations increase exponentially. If you have the chance to walk around near Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel during springtime, you might notice many brides walking in their dresses because spring is also a very popular time when to get married in Montreal.

We all know, Old Montreal is an ideal place to be during spring: the favorite season of our guests to discover Montreal.

Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal celebrates its 15th year anniversary!

During spring, Montreal regains its colours. In fact, it is this spring that Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal will be celebrating its 15th year anniversary. For the occasion, we are preparing many surprises and upgrades to the hotel that will make you want to rediscover us, again and again.

Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal wishes you a wondeful spring and we look forward to welcoming you soon during the warm season!

Jennifer Bédard

Place Jacques-Cartier

© MTTQ, Vlan Communication

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Valentine’s Day for all in Old Montreal

Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?

We often think that Valentine’s Day is only dedicated to couples and if we don’t have a significant other, we cannot celebrate it. Some people even prefer to boycott this Holiday.

At Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, we believe that Valentine’s Day can be celebrated in many different ways.

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day with the family

Valentine’s Day is the celebration of love. So, why not spend the day with the family and, for example, go skating on the Natrel Skating rink; only a few minutes away from the hotel, walk around the streets of Old Montreal

Old Montreal skating rink

© MTTQ, Pictures Canada

and maybe go visit the Nordik Village organized by Igloofest on Place Jacques-Cartier. At Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, we welcome families, big and small, every week. Some come from different areas of Quebec, others from the rest of Canada, the Unites Stated and even Europe. No matter where they come from, they all come to the hotel to spend some quality time with their family. Valentine’s Day is a special day where family activities are often overseen. Therefore, why not make it happen this year ?


 Valentine’s Day with friends

Me, being a single woman, I do not plan on spending Valentine’s Day with candles and a romantic dinner. Instead, I will enjoy this day by spending it with my best girlfriends. With the nice weather that we had this past January, we would walk around the neighborhood and go out for dinner at Dolcetto & Co.: my favorite place where to find the best italian pizza. A trendy, affordable and friendly ambiance offering one of my favorite pizzas, the Bianca: wild mushrooms, Tartufo, goat cheese and arugula. Simple and delicious. If you’re a chocolate lover, you will be excited to know that they offer a Nutella-Smores pizza for dessert.

Later, let’s all put on our prettiest dresses and go have a drink at Flyjin, a very reputable club in Old Montreal where the clientele is classy and the music is banging.

A weekend getaway in Montreal with your friends, what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? If you’re from Montreal or from elsewhere, Old Montreal has plenty of activities to offer.

Valentine’s Day alone

Scandinave Spa Old Montréal

©Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal

What’s great when we’re single, is that we can treat ourselves as we want. We sometimes think that being alone is something bad, but we often forget the perks of it. Why not spend Valentine’s Day celebrating the love we have for ourselves? Only a few steps away from Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, you will find the Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal. With their bath therapy, their different types of massages and most of all, their attentive service, are all the reasons that make this a perfect place where to go relax on Valentine’s Day. Even better? Our guests get 25% off massages and 35% off the bath access.

Valentine’s Day with your significant other

Last but not least: Valentine’s Day is mostly celebrated by couples. In fact, Valentine’s Day is a busy period at Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal and our guests want everything to be perfect for their special one. With the help of our Concierge team, we answer all sorts of requests and it is a pleasure for us to help make these moments memorable. Flower deliveries, restaurant reservations, wedding proposals, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne in the suite: couples do everything to surprise their boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife. They want everything to be perfect, and we’re there to help! In fact, if you’re looking for something to offer this Valentine’s Day, our Valentine’s Day package offers all the surprise effect, without you having to do anything. We take care of the preparation. The package includes a one-night stay at Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, a 3-course dinner at Sinclair restaurant, chocolate truffles and a bottle of sparkling wine in your suites as well as continental breakfast for two. The perfect getaway.

No matter why you celebrate Valentine’s Day, know that all reasons are good to celebrate love. Either with your family, with friends, by yourself or with your loved one, what’s important is to celebrate love and remind ourselves, as well as our close ones, that we love each other.

At Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, we are here to make your biggest Valentine’s Day dreams, reality.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Jennifer Bédard

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It’s Holiday season in Old Montreal

It’s Holiday season in Old Montreal

The Holiday magic is back at Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal!

Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal has put on its brightest lights! Shining trees and colourful Christmas decorations have been placed in our front windows, to welcome curious souls. Do not hesitate to come in for a visit and have a seat next to the warm fireplace. There, you will find our gold and silver-coloured Christmas tree, which will enchant young and old.

Holiday Season Decorations

Hotel Holiday Decorations

Thank you to the artists of Vertuose, the creators of this year’s Holiday decorations.

Before Santa comes to town…

For all to enjoy, Old Montreal is the ideal place to stay this Holiday season. Its cobblestones streets, its Christmas decorations all along Saint-Paul Street as well as its horse-carriage rides (when the mild weather allows it), make Old Montreal the perfect place to wander around during Christmas time.

Holiday decorations: Our favorites

Only 2 minutes away from Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel: One of our favorites this Holiday season is the beautiful tree of shinning lights in front of the Notre-Dame Basilica. Its white lights stand together in perfect harmony with the blue angel lights hanging from the Basilica. In fact, photos of this tree have been shared numerous times on social media by photographers and amateurs. Other decorations not to miss in Old Montreal are the white fairy lights that illuminate Saint-Paul Street from one end to the other. While you walk along, they will make you feel like you’re in a Christmas movie.

Notre-Dame Basilica Holiday decorations

© Cameron McLenan

Holiday season makes us hungry!

When the winter and cold settles in, who doesn’t love a good hearty meal with his family and friends around a large table? Turkey, foie gras, beef stew or a Quebec classic, Grandma’s meat pie. It’s exactly what inspired the Chef of Restaurant Sinclair when he prepared his Holiday menu. With a blend of local products and a French inspiration, it’s a menu that foodies will feast on. For example, the duck parmentier with iced maple Nantaises or the oven-seared bison steak from Quebec with its sautéed porcini mushrooms and black truffle oil are items on the menu to taste without a doubt.

Christmas Dinner Menu
Christmas Brunch Menu
New Year’s Eve Menu

 After dinner, what should we do?

Old Montreal is animated: activities for all
Apart from dinner with the family, you must be wondering what are the best activities to do in Old Montreal during this Holiday season. With our loved-one, our friends or our family, there are enough activities for all to enjoy. Every year, our guests count on the expertise of our Concierges Clefs d’Or to recommend cultural, gourmet and fun activities to do around the hotel.

This year, from December 1st 2016 to January 1st 2017, Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal is lucky to be in the center of the action during Merry Montreal, happening just a few minutes away. Wander around the cobblestone streets of the neighborhood and visit the Christmas market on Place Jacques-Cartier, where you will find gifts, treats and discoveries from Quebec microbreweries.

You may also assist to one of their outdoor Holiday flicks, presented in French with English subtitles. Come watch some Holiday classics under a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate. On the menu: karaoke, come meet Santa, photo workshops and many more…

Also, do not miss out on the New Year’s party which will be held on Place Jacques-Cartier. Fireworks, performances and special guests will all be part of the show.

Merry Montreal New Year's party

© Merry Montreal

What is Christmas like at Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal?

We all have different plans during this Holiday season. Some prefer to take vacations away from the cold, many Quebecers also have the tradition of spending Christmas at the cottage, away from the city.

A typical evening at Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel would look a lot like this: First, gather around a cozy fireplace with a nice glass of wine in one of our suites. Then, head down to dinner at the Sinclair for a hearty Christmas meal.

And finally, why not end with an nightly excursion in the Old Montreal neighbourhood? Take a ride on the Bonsecours outdoor skating rink or finish off the evening by warming up at one of the Holiday hot spots with a nice cup of hot chocolate… Ah… The wonderful joy of Christmas.

How about you? What are your plans for the Holidays?

Old Montreal skating rink

© MTTQ, Pictures Canada

Happy Holidays!
Jennifer Bédard

Special thanks to Vertuose our flower designer team for the beautiful Christmas decorations!

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Montreal’s 375th Anniversary celebrations

An overlook about Montreal’s 375th Anniversary celebrations

Montreal’s 375th Anniversary celebrations

In 2017 Montreal will celebrate its 375th Anniversary. It will be one year full of events not to miss that will start with the launch party on December 11th, 2016!

Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal ideally located in Old Montreal will be the right place to stay as we are in the heart of all major activities and events organized to celebrate Montreal’s 375th Anniversary!


Let’s have a look on some highlights:

Les Hivernales:

From January to mid March– will take place in three key locations in the city: in Parc  Jean-Drapeau, in Old Montreal and in the Quartier des spectacles. Programming for this grandiose winter celebration will include a wide variety of sports and participative activities to suit all tastes. Among others, there will be a one-of-a-kind interactive and technological obstacle course that will challenge participants while entertaining spectators, a first run of some truly zany curling, winter cycling and an outdoor hockey game. Fans of extreme sports will also have their fill with an impressive skiing and snowboarding demonstration. An array of activities and events has been planned to encourage young and old alike to get outside and have fun…

In the heart of winter, here some of the not to miss events:


The biggest winter techno party will take place every week-end from Friday to Sunday between January 12th and February 18th, 2017. Dear Techno addicts, don’t’ forget your ‘tuques’ and snowsuits, because it’s never too early to get ready to dance under the stars to the sound of the best worlwide DJ’s music.
Igloofest in the Old Port – 2 min walking distance from the St-Sulpice Hotel.

Montréal en Lumière: from February 23 to March 11 2017

This festival belongs to the largest winter festivals in the world! It combines performing arts, gastronomy, free outdoor family activities, and a full night of exquisitely original discoveries during la Nuit Blanche de Montréal.

Lyon in France, reknown as a city of light and fine gastronomic destination, will be honored this year. Add the dates to your agenda today. We recommend you  book your table as soon as the participating restaurants and Chefs will be unveiled, as it will definitely be very popular!

Concerts and show will be announced later in the year too.

Not to miss this year Illuminart experience: a new free event solidifying Montreal’s position as a “Smart and Digital City”–will establish itself as an international annual crossroads for illuminated, interactive and immersive avant-garde creativity! Its array of technological works will further confirm the status of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE as a creative laboratory and showcase, a key component in an international circuit of creative events dedicated to the theme of light!

Another Brick in the Wall at The Opéra de Montréal : from March 11 to 24, 2017

375th Anniversary - Another brick in the wall

375th Anniversary – Another brick in the wall

For the Montreal’s 375th Anniversary, The Opéra de Montréal announced a special great event: Another Brick in the wall. Based on the masterpiece The Wall by Pink Floyd,, the opera, written by Rogers Waters and directed by Dominic Champagne, will be the blockbuster production of the Opéra de Montréal in 2017 and will make its world debut here.
The show will highlight the mythical dimension of the work through original music, performed by contemporary opera singers accompanied by classical instruments. Book today your tickets for Another Brick in the wall at the Opéra Montréal.


The Giants : May 19 to 21 (A 24h/24 event)


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The Giants – ©Pascal Victor-Arcomart

After appearing in France, Sweden, Chili, Iceland, England, Australia, Germany and China, the impressive giants will stop in Montreal in May 2017 for a special and unique show to celebrate Montreal’s 375th Anniversary. These giants will tell you about Montreal’s history on their own way with a touch of poetry and emotion. You will be able to follow their facts and gestures 24h/24…

Cité mémoire : Every evening at dusk

Since May 18th, 2016, you already can walk along Old Montreal’s streets and discover the 20 tableaux projected throughout the area. Cité Mémoire invites you to meet a host of characters who’ve witnessed the city’s evolution first-hand. Poetic, dreamlike and occasionally playful, the tableaux come alive with images, words and music. The work appears on the very walls that surround us, the ground on which we walk, the trees that frame our present.
Every evening at dusk, around le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal!

For a complete Cité Mémoire experience, download Montréal en Histoires free application. Soundtrack and historical contexts are available in 4 languages.
For Montreal’s 375th Anniversary, Cité Mémoire expands the number of tableaux and will cover downtown … Starting in May 2017

La grande tournée du 375ème   From May 12 to September 17 

La Grande Tournée du 375e celebrates each of Montréal’s 19 boroughs over 19 weekends.
A way for you to discover how Montrealers live and the specificities of the 19 boroughs.
Next summer, La Grande Tournée du 375e will make its way across Montréal, showcasing the many different people, residents and merchants that make up our neighbourhoods. Each of the 19 boroughs will have a chance to strut its stuff during this giant neighbourhood block party, which highlights what makes it unique. It will also give people who love Montréal the chance to explore the many vibrant boroughs of the city.

Each weekend, a neighbourhood park will be host to an array of activities that invite people to explore, dream, feel, have fun, eat, dance, play and revel in the moment. The fun will also spill out onto a neighbouring street or back alley and feature even more art, history and family-oriented happenings. La Grande Tournée du 375e will be presented by Cirque Éloize, which will unveil a line-up of fun and entertaining activities throughout the day.

Living connections – a work of illumination for the Jacques-Cartier bridge: 17 Mai 2017

375th Anniversary -Living connexion Jacques Cartier bridge

For years, the Jacques Cartier Bridge has been an icon for the Montreal area. It spans our St. Lawrence River and connects us to the South Shore. From 2017, the bridge will become an attraction for visitors, and above all, a powerful symbol of Montréal’s creativity.

Starting May 17th, 2017 the Jacques Cartier Bridge will be a kaleidoscope reflecting the season and Montrealers’ energy, through numerous datas collected in real time that will determine the color and pattern of the lightings. It will be one of the major attractions for Montreal’s 375th Anniversary, and will stay after the celebrations for 10 years.

Montreal AVUDO Old Port: from May 17 to September 2, 2017

375th Anniversary -Avudo in the Old Port

A spectacular multimedia show that pays tribute to the St-Lawrence River all summer long in the Old Port. Taking place on the water, Montréal AVUDO will be a poetic tribute to the St. Lawrence River throughout the years and seasons. The water, omnipresent, will be given a voice through grandiose installations. Thanks to spectacular projections on the water, audiences will be immersed in the memories of those whose livelihood depended on it, who built, innovated and set off to link Montréal to the rest of the world.

Montréal AVUDO will tell a non-linear story of the emotional ties between the St. Lawrence River, Montréal, its neighbourhoods, its stakeholders and its people. The everyday stories of the river will evoke the roots of our city, from its very beginnings to the Montréal of today.

100 free performances – close to the St-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal

 Les Francofolies de Montréal : from June 8 to 18, 2017

Since 1989, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal has been the true reflection of a thriving French-speaking music world!

Nearly 70 indoor shows and 180 free outdoor concerts attest to the effervescent quality, diversity and energy of a music-rich, fun-filled program! Les FrancoFolies de Montréal features a wide array of musical trends, showcased through 250 concerts. Held on a pedestrian-friendly site in the downtown core of America’s biggest French-speaking city, it offers all possible amenities and non-stop entertainment! More than just a festival, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal are a unique way to celebrate music… and life!

More to come about the programming that will be surely impressive for the Montreal’s 375th Anniversary.

The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal : from June 28 to July 8, 2017

Montreal International jazz festival

©Jean-François Leblanc Brian Setzer

Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival by Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for over three decades. Every year, North America’s French-speaking metropolis welcomes global music fans to 10 days of jazzcentric celebration, where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of the genre in its purest form. The Festival hosts some 30 countries, 3,000 musicians and public entertainers, 1,000 concerts and activities—two-thirds of them free – in 15 concert halls and on 8 outdoor stages, welcoming more than 2 million visitors to the city, from noon to midnight! And it all happens on a unique site designed to meet festivalgoers’ every need, in the heart of Montreal’s downtown core, in an area off-limits to car traffic! There’s no doubt – Montreal is the heartbeat of Planet Jazz!

More to come about the programming that will be surely impressive for the Montreal’s 375th Anniversary.

 Street theatre troups: July 2017

For Montreal’s 375th Anniversary celebrations, over 60 street theatre troupes from six countries (France, Spain, Australia, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Canada) will take over the streets of Montreal, during July 2017, performing some 800 shows. Hundreds of artists—including close to 20 troupes from Quebec—will be taking part in this spectacular street theatre event, the largest of its kind ever held in North America!

Fierté Canada Montréal : August 11 to 17

Canada Pride Montréal 2017 is a national festival that aims to shed light on the Canadian LGBT movement Hosted by Montréal Pride from August 11 to 17, 2017, festivalgoers will be offered 10 days of celebrations including a weekend of sporting events, an international conference on LGBT human rights, free outdoor concerts every night and a parade of an unprecedented scale!

That’s all for now… but more to come!!


Karin Janssen, marketing manager

St-Sulpice stories

Spa scandinave Old Montreal

Spa Scandinave Old Montreal

Are you looking for a relaxation escape? Don’t look further! Located 2 minutes away from le St-Sulpice Hotel Montreal, the spa scandinave Old Montreal will answer all your expectations.

With its unique soft light and peaceful ambiance created by the sound of the waterfalls and the relaxing music, you will straight away immerse in this universe of absolute wellness. In this urban spa, silence is the key. By embracing silence, one finds inner stillness leading to complete relaxation.

3 experiences : the hot baths, eucalyptus steam bath and sauna.

Waterfalls at Spa Scandinave

To make your hydrotherapy experience completely beneficial, you will have to follow 3 steps:

First comes the body-heating period (10 to 15min) – if you choose the hot baths don’t miss a back-massage under the waterfalls!- when the surface blood vessels dilate and carry more blood to the skin’s surface. The raised body temperature this produces causes profuse sweating that cleanses the skin.

The second stage consists of closing the pores of the skin through a beneficial rinse in cool water through a Nordic shower or cold plunge (a few seconds). Of course enter a foot under this freezing water might be difficult but it is really essential to feel really good after! Trust us! We recommend the Nordic shower… it’s easier and shorter!

The final stage is designed to allow the cardiovascular system to regulate itself through a period of relaxation in the privacy of the relaxation areas. You will enjoy the comfortable cushions for 2. Just read a magazine or let your mind wander and take a break! We invite you to try the closed relaxation area… you will definitely fall asleep in 5 minutes!

You can make this cycle 3 times but don’t forget to respect the relaxation step and to hydrate! Tea and citrus water pitchers are available for free.

Relaxation areas Spa scandinave

Intimate atmosphere in one of the relaxation areas



Treat yourself to a soothing massage :

There is a large place dedicated to massage treatments. Different types of therapeutic massages are available: from the solo or duo Swedish massage (60 to 90 minutes), the Lomi-atsu, deep tissue, hot stone and even prenatal massage.




Guests from Le St-Sulpice Hotel Montreal enjoy special rates

Because of its location and its high standards services, the spa Scandinave Old Montreal works very closely with Le St-Sulpice Hotel Montreal. We created the absolute wellness package including one night in a beautiful Superior suite, continental breakfast, baths access and one-hour Swedish massage for 2, and late check-out at 3pm.

For either bath access or massage treatment, le St-Sulpice Hotel Montreal guests benefit from privileged rates.

Just contact our concierge before your arrival or while check-in, they will be more than happy to help you and to make your reservation!

Karin Janssen, marketing manager

Montreal destination

Coffee time!

Stopping for coffee in Old Montreal


Recently, I often find myself walking through the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal at the end of my shifts. It’s almost like I don’t want to leave this amazing neighborhood. I spend the day recommending the best places to spend time in the city to our guests and it makes me want to live the same experiences.

While walking, I often get the urge to stop in a cool place for a coffee and sometimes for a quick snack. Here are some of the new and old places I’ve been visiting recently for a great coffee and pastry pitstop:

Sinclair Restaurant (inside St-Sulpice Hotel)

Sometimes, I just change into civilian clothing and sneak into the beautiful Sinclair terrace to enjoy a nice café latte in an elegant, calm, peaceful, sun-filled ambiance.

Coffee on Sinclair terrace

Sinclair terrace: a lovely sunny garden terrace, a great place for coffee break

Maison Christian Faure (355 Place Royale)

Christian Faure was named Best Employee of France, his croissants are out-of-this-world good. My favorite, the almond croissant, is just amazingly tasty. The coffee is excellent and the tea-room-like shop is just the perfect place to enjoy a well-deserved escape from the daily hustle. more info

Maison Christian Faure

The reknowned pastries of Maison Christian Faure


Tommy Café

©tommy Café

Tommy Café (200 Notre-Dame w.)

A beautiful interior design and great coffee, along with cool, trendy clientele sipping coffee behind their laptops and earphones, make this place a must if you want to be creative and inspired for this new project you’re working on. Tommy café is one of the few places serving cronuts in Old Montréal.

 Crew Collective & Café (360 St-Jacques)

The newest, most spectacular coffee house to open in Old Montreal, in the gigantic and opulent former lobby of the Royal Bank headquarters. Crew Collective & Café offers great coffee made by hipster barristas, nice fresh pastries and lots of space to work or meet. My favorite: The banana Financier cake! They even have six cubicles that you can use for more private meetings, free of charge, as long as you drink coffee!

The majestic space of Crew Collective Café.

The majestic space of Crew Collective Café.

Crew Café: Everything to be productive.

Crew Café: Everything to be productive.



Other great places to have a coffee in the morning that are well worth mentioning include:
Olive et Gourmando
(351 St-Paul w.);
Thé Mon Café (376 Notre-Dame w.);
Café Santé Véritas (480 St-Laurent).

Alain Ethier
Membre, Les Clefs d’Or Canada