Things to do

Jazz diner-cruise aboard le bateau-mouche
The story of jazz in Montréal
Montreal Brewpub experience craft beer tour (festival special)
Festival basic french class

JAZZ DINER-CRUISE ABOARD LE BATEAU-MOUCHE

Jazz cruise with Paulo Ramos

A jazz dinner cruise on the Bateau-Mouche is to enjoy Montréal and indulge in the rhythmic sounds of Paulo Ramos. It is also succumbing to Nordic cuisine and the beauty of the St. Lawrence River. Board Montréal’s unique Bateau-Mouche and discover the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in a whole new light!

$160 per person including the cruise, the live show, the four-course meal and gratuity. Taxes and bar fees not included.

Dates: Tuesday, July 3, Wednesday, July 4 and Thursday, July 5
Departure: 7 p.m.
Duration: 3 hours
Locality: Bateau-Mouche, Old Port of Montréal, Jacques-Cartier Quay
Boarding at 6:30 p.m., return at 10:30 p.m.

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THE STORY OF JAZZ IN MONTRÉAL

An entertaining walking tour through downtown Montréal that tells the story of jazz and its connection to the city from the 1920s until the foundation of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in 1980. You’ll see what has become of former clubs such as Rockhead’s Paradise, the Rising Sun and Chez Parée, clubs that greeted well-known and lesser-known jazz musicians from here and from afar.

The tour starts in front the old Windsor Station and ends at the Maison du Festival in the centre of the Festival action. Enthusiastic guide, old photos and music recordings are all part of the tour!

Dates: June 30th, July 1st, 4th, 7th and 8th
Times of tours: from 4 to 6 p.m.
Walking distance: 2,7 km
Meeting point: 1100 Canadiens-de-Montréal Avenue (at the corner of Peel Street, in front of the old Winsdor station). Closest metro station: Bonaventure
End point of the tour: Maison du Festival, 305 Ste. Catherine Street West
Price: free!

Other dates of tours (charged): on request
Reservations required (20 places available per visit)

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Please note that the tours are bilingual (French and English).

MONTREAL BREWPUB EXPERIENCE CRAFT BEER TOUR (FESTIVAL SPECIAL)

(Capacity of 18 people per tour)

IN COLLABORATION WITH   

Visit three exceptional brewpubs, taste six different beers and food pairings packed with flavour. Discover the city as you expand your knowledge of craft beer. After all, Montreal is Canada's top craft beer destination!

Dates: on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and much more!
Where it starts: at the Saint-Bock (1749 St-Denis St)
Price: $64 + taxes and fees
18 years old or older.

THIS PRICE INCLUDE:

  • A three-hour tour with a professional guide
  • Six incredible beers of various styles
  • Paired food tastings with each beer
  • A historic and cultural experience

THIS PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • The tip for your guide

Reservation is mandatory: 514 700-1280

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FESTIVAL BASIC FRENCH CLASS

(A minimum of 6 participants is required to hold the activity up to a maximum of 8)

Once at the festival take advantage of the French surroundings and learn few essential words and phrases that you'll use over and over in basic and common situations such as presenting yourselves, greetings, ask directions, ordering a meal and several others. All of that in a amusing and relax atmosphere, first around an “aperitif “to conclude by a good meal in a French friendly ambiance!

Dates: June 30 and July 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Meeting point: Maison du Festival’s Lobby (305 Ste-Catherine St. W.)
Price: $55 per person, including taxes

THIS PRICE INCLUDES:

  • French speaking animator (2 hrs)
  • An aperitif
  • Diner

The payment will be made in cash the day of the activity.

For more information: 1 855 372-6267

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