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Old Montreal

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 4 other guides
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Address: Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y8, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Stroll, bicycle or take a horse-drawn carriage through the narrow...

Stroll, bicycle or take a horse-drawn carriage through the narrow cobblestone streets of Montreal's famous Parisian-style historic district, filled with cultural landmarks, museums, boutiques, sidewalk cafes and restaurants.

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Old Montreal

The "January Thaw" in Old Montreal was delightful. We stayed in downtown Montreal and took public transportation to historical St.Paul's street. For two days we enjoyed strolling... read more

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Montreal was a bucket list item for us because we had the impression that it was a just like a piece of Europe in North America. I don't know where we got that impression, but we've been to Europe several times and we didn't see anything like it in Montreal. We walked the streets up and down, but nope,... More 

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Kiamesha Lake, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The "January Thaw" in Old Montreal was delightful. We stayed in downtown Montreal and took public transportation to historical St.Paul's street. For two days we enjoyed strolling along its quaint streets adorned with holiday decorations. There were even wonderfully scented wood burning warming stations! .We loved the museums, the restaurants, the boutiques, and the beautiful Basilica of Notre Dame. At... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was there for 5 days and each day I walked a different street,from the old cobble streets and the selection of stores and shops to mingle in are endless.The choices of restaurants are superb,something for everyone"s taste buds,it"s a must do if your in Montreal,bring your camera,lots of memories to be made!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The heart of Montreal, the Old Town, the main street Rue Saint Paul is full of authentic restaurants, bars and art galleries. The Marché Bonsecours is a delightful market, all located by the Saint Lawrence three blocks from Downtown.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So main old buildings with businesses still in them. Lights were beautiful at night. Love the cobblestone roads

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful region. We stayed 4 days should have planned longer. Great food, shopping, interesting history and lovely people. Will return again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating and well sign posted and documented walk around the old Montreal. It had snowed heavily before I arrived and the streets were very hard to negotiate as they were not ploughed. Make sure you have good snow boots if you come in February. Very slippery in places, I found a pair of slip on snow crampons which helped with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I seriously had to keep reminding myself that I was still in Canada. The old brick streets and buildings are just like Europe. It's not a huge area, but is worth a day, especially if you like to poke around in the numerous shops. Don't be afraid to go down side streets because that's where you'll find the odd museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This area of the city is absolutely somewhere you will want to visit while in Montreal. So many amazing little shops to spend time in, as well as nice spots to have a meal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always make sure to check out the Old Town of a city whenever I travel but this was one of the best surprises. It was so so beautiful there. I was so glad we made the walk down there to spend the day. So many cute little shops, nice looking restaurants and just the entire vibe was great. If... More 

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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