Saturday, June 26, 2010
Quelques notes sur... le transport
So far, we have used several modes of transportation to get around town. In Montréal, an underground metro system facilitates travel within the city. Interestingly enough, each metro station in the city was commissioned to a different architect, so each station is a little different. In addition, quite a few of the stations are part of the “Ville Souterraine” (the Underground City), and rather than walking through long, dark tunnels within the station itself, you’ll find yourself in wide hallways lined with shops and boutiques. This is quite handy during the harsh winter months!
In addition to the metro, we took the bus to and from the airport, where we rented a car to drive to Quebec. Brett also took advantage of the bike rental system in Montreal, as he mentioned earlier. And all four of us toured Île d’Orléans by bike. Here in Quebec there is a free mini-bus (Econobus, because it runs on electricity). There is also a funicular right in the heart of the city, a welcome sight to travelers like us the other night. Old Quebec sits on top of a giant hill, and after dinner we found ourselves exhausted… at the bottom of the hill. Thank you, funicular!! But our most popular mode of transportation has definitely been our feet!