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Rue St-Paul

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Address: Rue St-Paul, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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The oldest and one of the prettiest of Montreal's streets is home to the...

The oldest and one of the prettiest of Montreal's streets is home to the Bonsecours Market and the Notre-Dame De-Bonsecours Chapel.

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Old World Charm

Even on a cold January day, this place is charming. It is lined with small boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. Definitely a must see if you are in Montreal.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even on a cold January day, this place is charming. It is lined with small boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. Definitely a must see if you are in Montreal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent four days on the Rue St-Paul this past September, and had a fine time. While we did visit other parts of Montreal, this street offered a really nice variety of shops and restaurants, as well as our hotel. Highly recommended!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best street in Vieux Montreal to stroll. Amazing art galleries, architecturally unique buildings mostly very old, a few newer but beautifully mixed in with others, gift shops, designer boutiques, large variety of restaurants and bars, historical BONSECOURS market, churches, quaint hotels are all located in this street. During Christmas, it is beautifully decorated as well. Highly recommended... More 

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gravenhurst
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a stroll down Rueda St. Paul and enjoyed the tourist traps and window shopping for the art galleries and artisan shops. Lots of restaurants and interesting sculptures along the way.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything is so quaint and lovely! Enjoyed walking around and eating! SO many shops and the poutine is to die for! Lots of locally made goods and the usual tourist stuff

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a great boutique hotel in the heart of Old Montreal, and had the opportunity to check out Rue St. Paul quite a bit. Tons of little shops and restaurants that are worth a visit.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we have moved to Montreal, we've often walked through the whole street looking for a place to eat in summer and fall. The place, the restaurants and cobbled street and life around makes it a memorable experience every time. There are many art galleries, eskimo soapstone sculpture shops, fashion boutiques on both sides of street. There are elegant hotels... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cobblestone streets, narrow sidewalks, artsy / funky stores, plus great restaurants and pubs. What more could you need? We walked St. Paul in December, and even though it was pretty cold we had a great time watching the crowds and scoping out the local shops. It really feels like stepping back in time to an old European village, highly recommended... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If there is one street that encapsulates Montreal its Rue St Paul. whether in the summer or winter...this street just draws you in...the shops, the restaurants, the art galleries, the cobblestones..just amazing. The epicenter of the OLD World MTL.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting walk along cobbled streets. Lots of places to grab a bite and get warm in the winter. But not much to see. Must be great in the summer though

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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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