Montreal is an international stage for many cultural events. There are more than 40 festivals throughout the year. The most famous festivals are jazz and film, but the city has more than 100 English and French theatre companies and is also known as a fashion centre.
In the summer, festivals are more frequent. It is at this time when the International Jazz Festival takes place, one of the best in the world, with 30 years of tradition and attracts many spectators from all over the world.
There is also one of the largest comedy festivals in the world, the famous Just for laughs festival.
In addition to the festivals, Montreal also host the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The famous Cirque du Soleil is based in Montreal.