Middlebury

30th and final edition of traveler's guide to Montreal now available from Middlebury College French Department

September 6, 2007

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The Middlebury College French Department is once again offering "Vous Allez à Montréal?" to college and high school French teachers, and travelers interested in visiting Montreal. This is the 30th and final edition of the free, 23-page travel guide to the exciting city in Quebec.

Written in French, the booklet is designed for tourists and French language students who enjoy exploring new places by foot. For multiple copies of the guide, write to Simon Barenbaum, French Department, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT  05753. For a single copy, include a standard business-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope. Copies are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Middlebury College Professor Emeritus of French Simon Barenbaum started the guide as both a learning tool for French language students at high schools near Montreal, and as a winter term project for his own students at Middlebury. Over the years, he has edited and updated the guide, though this final printing will be his last effort. 

Barenbaum said, "Here in Vermont and northern New York state, we are so close to Montreal, which is the largest French-speaking city in North America. 'Vous Allez à Montréal?' encourages students who are studying French to take advantage of this wonderful, nearby resource."

The booklet offers walking tours in neighborhoods ranging from Old Montreal and Chinatown to Sherbrooke. Each tour provides highlights of a particular part of the city. For instance, a walk in Old Montreal includes such sights as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Museum of History and Archeology. "Vous Allez à Montréal?" also offers tips on dining and entertainment, including an events calendar.