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Rue Ste.-Catherine

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Quartier des Spectacles
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Address: at Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Ste-Catherine Street is divided in two parts by St-Laurent Boulevard: East...

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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One of the main streets in Montreal

Saint-Catherine is one of the main touristic streets if you want. Not always super clean, but lots of restaurants and shopping options, plus it's a very long street. You can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Saint-Catherine is one of the main touristic streets if you want. Not always super clean, but lots of restaurants and shopping options, plus it's a very long street. You can absolutely get there by many tube/subway/metro stations I think you can find a little bit of everything food wise and clothing wise

Thank Jennifer-Lynn C
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The street shopping / site seeing is pretty cool here. Tons of stores, everything you've ever heard about and ones u haven't. We tried the underground area but found the above ground much better

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

enjoyable year round, this shopping place, and even dining place, has a lot to offer tourist and locals. Office hours workers in shirt and tie and nice dresses walk along it, and families, students, and workers visit in and out of it central hub like feel. This is the Main street of Montreal, the heart, includes the underground mall, metro... More 

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Albany NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can not say enough about our experience here. We were in town for my wife's 40th birthday and this added to the romance factor exponentially. She was bowled over by the culture and old world ambience. She still talks about this neighborhood almost a year later.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Its very nice in the summer. They close a 2k portion to cars during the summer months. The nights are very nice as the lighting arouns place des arts is always spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit Montreal no doubt you will visit downtown,,,and Ste Catherine street is Downtown !!!Anything you need you can find on the street or a crossstreet,this is Montreal !!!Bars,Clubs,restaurants shopping ,cinemas,cafe's universities ,some of the main city atractions are on,near or few minutes away.

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this as an attraction so we went to check it out for dinner and nothing at all was open on a Friday night. We went back in the daytime and I'm still confused about why it is an attraction - even locals told us we needed to check it out. There are a few boutiques and a couple... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part about Rue Saint Catherine is that they close the part that runs through the gay village down to cars in the summer. There are plenty of patios to get food and drinks. The street is very lively and always a fun place to be in the summer.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ste-Catherine street is THE shopping street in Montreal!!! No matter where you are traveling from, when you come to Montreal, look for Ste-Catherine street. It is very long going east to west. You can find every shop, high end or low end, it has good restaurants, coffee shops, fast food, boots, shoe stores, hand bags, women's clothing, mens, children's, glasses,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I go to Montreal I take a walk down Ste. Catherine and get some much needed shopping therapy.

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Quartier des Spectacles
The bar-none entertainment district for music and arts, Quartier des Spectacles is an interactive playground that delights the senses. It totals over 30 performance halls, with the vibrant Place des Festivals at its heart. The outdoor event space features glowing towers, glass edifices, and granite-lined bike paths, and hosts annual festivals, concerts, and comedy nights. The cinema, theaters, and exhibition centers are entwined with external art projects, exemplified at Montreal's Contemporary Art Museum and appearing along every walkway of the Promenade des Artistes in the form of sculpture and public works, from digitally-enhanced swingsets to glowing fountains. Design, performance, and alternative music come together here, a stone's throw from the lively Latin Quarter along Rue Saint-Denis, the quintessential after-party spot for dinner and a drink following a day of jazz, poetry and play.