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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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A delightful street to browse and shop

There are so many fine places to visit along this street: Galleries, eateries, and fine shops! We managed to do a bit of all. We were enthralled by the Inuit Art Gallery.

Reviewed 21 March 2017
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

There are so many fine places to visit along this street: Galleries, eateries, and fine shops! We managed to do a bit of all. We were enthralled by the Inuit Art Gallery.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great view over the port or for people watching on St Paul street from this upstairs pub right in Old Montreal. Good Pizza, Cold beer.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We had multiple trips down this lovely old street and found lots of places to stop along the way for photo opportunities

Thank Moya W
Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

It is absolutely unnecessary to go to Europe to taste the flavour of France. Rue St-Paul is in Old Montreal, perhaps the most visited destination in the city. Charming, unique, excellent restaurants, exciting and full of life, you are transported to France.

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

During Christmas and New Year's time the place is beautifully lit and decorated. But during this time it is very cold and so mandatory stops have to be made at nearby cafes. There were many shops and cafes about that allowed us to warm up before continuing our adventure!

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Expensive little boutiques mixed with bistros and restaurants and art galleries, this is a great place to explore during the spring,summer and fall.Very charming atmosphere with the cobble stoned streets and beautiful old buildings

Thank Grace P
Madoc, Canada
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Rue St-Paul is simply a delight to view, see the various boutiques & restaurants, it is a beautiful part of Old Montreal, you are only steps away from the port, or the old City Hall and Notre Dame Cathedral; all making this a fantastic experience for any one looking for a piece of Europe. Bring good walking shoes!

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This is one very neat street in the heart of Old Montréal that has a great charm. I loved strolling around and enjoyed the architectural design of the buildings.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Rue St-Paul is worth wandering along: lots of private art galleries, craft stores, and places offering T-shirts and other tourist goods. Lots of bars and restaurants as well; this street if lively at night as well as during the day.

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Montreal, Quebec
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

THE street to walk on if you visit Montreal. A mix of tourist shops, of restaurants for tourists or for the local, and a few painting galleries. ALl the buildings have been renovated in the last 20 years, keeping the facades, so behing... you could have a luxury modern condo, bought by a New Yord lawyer or a Californian artist!

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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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