In French, the phrase Nuit Blanche means "all nighter," a day when the sun never sets. The first all night art festival of its kind was held in Paris in 2002 and the concept spread to other European cities, including Rome, Brussels, and Berlin, before making the leap to Montreal in 2004.
Here's a handy guide of which food trucks you'll find at rest stops, plus everything from poutine purveyors and pizza parlours to Chinese restaurants and shawarma shops that'll be burning the midnight oil.
See also: Where to drink until 4am during Nuit Blanche 2015
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