Historically, the Quartier Latin was the first area in which the Francophone bourgeoisie settled in Montréal at the beginning of the 19th century, and various institutions have followed suit over the years: Théâtre Saint-Denis, Bibliothèque Saint-Sulpice, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), and so on. The district is thus home to one of the most dynamic student campus in the city.
The neighbourhood is also home to numerous festivals and an effervescent nightlife. Restaurants and bars serve up local craft beers and Québec spirits, and play host to music shows of all kinds. After the winter, over 60 outdoor patios welcome revelers celebrating the long-awaited arrival of warm weather.
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