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57 MONTREAL Strolling on cobblestone streets past old stone buildings in Old Montreal, or Vieux Montréal, visitors can easily imagine themselves in the city 200 years ago and may even forget they're not in France for a moment or two. The historic city center is the heart of Montreal and home to many of its must-see attractions. At the Old Port of Montreal, shops, restaurants, bars and boutiques line the Promenade du Vieux-Port, which fronts the St. Lawrence River. Groups can also soar on zip lines, take Segway tours, climb 192 stairs to the top of the historic Clock Tower and relax on Clock Tower Beach below. Notre-Dame Basilica de Montreal is one of the city's jewels and a National Historic Site of Canada. The twin-tower church is a dramatic example of Gothic Revival architecture. And, although the exterior is gorgeous, the interior is breathtaking with bright blues, reds and golds that saturate the ceiling, the sanctuary and the panes of stained-glass windows, which depict scenes from the city's religious history. Groups can arrange 60- and 90-minute guided tours and schedule an organ concert performed by Pierre Grandmaison, who has been an organist SHANGHAI'S MODERN SK YLINE By J. Patrick Fisher THE CITY IS A CONCRETE JUNGLE OF SKYSCRAPERS AND A BUSTLING JUMBLE OF PEOPLE

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