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Rue Ste.-Catherine

Address: at Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Ranked #19 of 202 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Ste-Catherine Street is divided in two parts by St-Laurent Boulevard: East and West. The West...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Ste-Catherine Street is divided in two parts by St-Laurent Boulevard: East and West. The West Street is home to Complexe Desjardins, one of the most important skyscrapers of the city. The area is near the University of Quebec in Montreal and is home to shopping, music venues and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal.

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you want to have a feel of Downtown Montreal, it's people, shops and culture, Just go downtown and talk a long stroll on St-Catherine Street. Head east or west, it doesn't matter much, just stick between Guy street and Du Parc. If you want to take the pulse of a smaller street with more of a french feel then... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I hang out on that street, and everybody does. In downtown Montreal, you'll feel the city's vibes with it's energy, boutiques, restaurants and activities like Lounge bars, gentlemen's bars, lazerquest and other buzzing places. Along with nice architectures and european flair you'll meet friendly people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This street has things for everyone - you will find restaurants, shopping malls, standalone shops, in short everything to make a nice weekend stroll. In between you will find typical squares of Montreal where in you have a small nice garden or some statues where you have benches to relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

An equaly old section on montreal, and mostly english... Many upper scale stores and shops... The most expensive rent in montreal...

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

These appear to be houses converted into restaurants. The plus: lots of food choices in a small area. Italian food, next to French food, next to Chinese food etc. The main draw back, most restaurants are either up stairs or down stairs, very few are on street level, which is bad if you are like me and have a bad... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Ste. Catherine is great for shopping. It is situated in the heart of downtown Montreal and is serviced by several metro stations. Lacoste, Gap, Zara, ... all have shops on Ste-Catherine. In addition there are plenty of Restaurants and Bars. This is one of the busiest streets in Montreal.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It still characterize MTL in its rôle as everyone's living-room, even at 3:00 a.m., although night-life is a shade of its former self. A little spur south on Metcalfe offers Dunn's (the only real Deli left downtown: 24/7) next to the Dominion Sq. Pub, a little hint of the area when it had some salt in the 50s and 60s.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you're in Montreal to have some retail therapy, St Catherine street is a good place to start. A huge variety of stores from big brands to local businesses. All of the shopping malls have entrances from the street too. If you're visiting Montreal, it's definitely worth a visit.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Canada is home to the longest street in the world: Younge street in Vancouver runs for 1,178 miles. Saint Catherine street is nowhere near that, but for a downtown street to run over 7 miles, that's a LONG street. When I lived in Montreal I lived in the French Quarter (Hochelaga-Masionneuve) right off Ste. Catherine. It's a street that bisects... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

In the heart of the Gay Village, it is a different place to wander around. Lots of bards, saunas and sex shops, and beyond the pink balls over the street, nothing too fancy, but worth a look.

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