‘Parlez-vous Francais?’, is a phrase which you may hear from time to time while on your Montreal holidays, as French is Montreal’s official first language and spoken at home by over half the city’s population. As one of Canada’s most bilingual cities, 56% of the populace speak both English and French, making it the second largest French-speaking city in the world, only after Paris.
While knowing some basic French phrases will put you over with the locals, there is no need to worry about studying to become a fluent French speaker before you head off on your holiday to Montreal, as nearly all signs are written in English, while the local people will also be more than happy to speak English to visitors. The city’s welcoming atmosphere and diverse culture earned it the title of North America’s leading host city for international events from the International Congress and Convention Association.
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