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With its massive crystal chandelier, winding marble staircases and beautiful wood paneling—not to mention the wide range of high-end shops—Les Cours Mont-Royal offers a truly unique shopping experience. That’s because this is no ordinary mall: built in 1922, it used to be a swanky, 1000-room hotel, one of the biggest of the British Empire.
Today, Les Cours Mont-Royal is a multifunctional complex that is home to high-end stores, restaurants, offices and a chic spa. It is also at the heart of downtown Montréal and connected to the Underground Pedestrian Network (RÉSO), so you can pop up from below or step off the street and leisurely browse its boutiques for upscale and original items.
Fans of haute couture can also catch catwalk shows taking place around its majestic staircase (usually in the spring) or visit the Barbie Museum to see the iconic doll decked out in gorgeous threads by Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Armani, Ralph Lauren and other world-renowned designers.
Mon, Tue, Wed, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thu, Fri, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun, noon to 5 p.m.