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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
Phone Number: +1 877-820-2453
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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Walking around the old town

It was a nice stroll, despite the bitter cold. The Notre Dame is nice, but we did not enter. Just walked around. Its a far more pleasant walk than downtwon. Quite a few touristy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a nice stroll, despite the bitter cold. The Notre Dame is nice, but we did not enter. Just walked around. Its a far more pleasant walk than downtwon. Quite a few touristy shops and restaurants

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for something to do for New Year's Eve ? A group , a family or a date , this is a place to be !!! Book your restaurants ( Modavie is my fave ) and book your hotel ( nelligan is my fave ) for a perfect night , although the hotel is optional I always enjoy the convenience... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably one of my fav areas! Love the cobble stone streets and just roaming from alley to alley. Def feels like ur in Europe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of cute restaurants to hang out and people watch. Easy to get to by the metro. A little touristy, but still worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This area of Montreal is so very beautiful and romantic. So rich in history and culture, we love coming here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Old Montreal is chock full of outstandingly fascinating architecture particularly if one is fond of less modern styles. From the various block and brick work to the carving and metal work details, delicious is the word that comes to mind. If one is a foodie, come hungry. Every imaginable kind of restaurant seems to be housed in and around Old... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked down the Cobble stone streets, checked out a really cute Christmas market, with all the Christmas lights it was just so beautiful. The old architecture is something to see!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a nice walk around the area. A lot of construction going on that hampered access to some streets and venues but with a little patience, we managed to get to everything we wanted to see. A good glimpse of Montreals history. Not as large and impressive as older British or European cities, but unique in its own way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old Montreal is Beautiful, with brick streets, musicians playing their instruments on the sidewalks. Bakeries, ice cream shops, and some amazing shops and restaurants are all around. The architecture is amazing. If you are in Montreal, Old Montreal should definitely be on your list of places to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the cab drop us off near Norte Dame and then we wandered around Old Montreal. The area was loaded with shops, businesses and restaurants. I was surprised that the area was so busy, because our visit fell on the Canadian Thanksgiving day. It is very interesting to view the old buildings that have been saved from destruction but... 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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