Alain Ethier

Chef Concierge, Le St-Sulpice Hotel Montreal

  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Alain has more than 25 years of experience in the Montreal hotel industry and has been a member of Les Clefs d’Or Canada for 12 years. He is driven by his passion for Five-Star service and a strong desire to exceed guests’ expectations. Alain was chef concierge for six years at Le St-James and has been at Le St-Sulpice Montreal since 2009, where, as chef concierge, he has to try about 100 Montreal restaurants, attractions and events every year. Alain is the editor of Les Clefs d’Or Canada’s newsletter as well as the group’s blog manager and Facebook administrator.

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    What is the Montreal Metro like?

    Montrealers are very proud of the Montreal Metro network. It is one of the safest and cleanest in the world. The trains are comfortable and not noisy at all because they run on electricity and are set on rubber tires instead of metal wheels, thanks to the rails being entirely indoors and underground.
     
    I often recommend my adventurous guests to try it at least once during their stay just to experience it, even if they are used to taking taxis everywhere, because it is an integral part of the Montreal fabric. It is also a link to many parts of the Underground City, a large network of tunnels that connects the downtown shopping malls, office buildings, cultural centers and concert venues.
     
    It is also an economical and efficient way to access some of the major attractions of Montreal that are away from the downtown core, such as the Biodome, Olympic Stadium, Botanical Gardens, Notre-Dame and St-Helene Islands, which are the site of the Montreal Formula One Grand Prix race in June, the Snow Village and Ice Hotel in the winter and the Casino all year around, just to name a few!
     
    The basic cost of a transfer is $3 for an adult but you can also purchase one day ($9), three days ($18) or weekend ($12) passes. All tickets allow you to transfer from the Metro to the city bus system.
     
    The arts and architecture buffs should know that the design of each station was done by a different architect and that pieces of art were integrated in most stations, making each Metro station unique and worth discovering.
     
    Many luxury tourists want to see the city they visit as a local and are seeking off-the-beaten-paths experiences; Taking the Montreal Metro is a great way to see how the locals go about the city in their everyday life and making the travel as interesting as the destination.
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