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Old Montreal

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Address: Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y8, Canada
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Description: 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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A Must See when visiting Montreal

Old Montreal is like being in Europe. Take a walk along the water and stop and have a glass of wine in one of the many excellent bistros. Great people watching location

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Old Montreal is like being in Europe. Take a walk along the water and stop and have a glass of wine in one of the many excellent bistros. Great people watching location

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ottawa, ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We spent a lovely time walking about as the area has a nice cross-section of restaurants and shops to explore. I would love to see more signage indicating historic locations and buildings.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Between June 7th and 12th I was the host for a nice group of Friends from Denmark , South Africa ,Texas and more !!! One day we visited Old Montreal ,the City Hall and its surrandings .Place Jacques Cartier a pedestrian street with many Terrasses, Souvenir stores and artists to produce a painting of your self and we finished with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There's usually a festival going on. Countless people walking around or chilling in the park areas. The waterfront offers paddle boats, bikes, artisan shops, snack foods and beautiful scenery. Worth a visit.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We managed to fit a lot into a day in Old Montreal including the Pointe-à-Callière Museum near the Old Customs House, delicious cakes at Maison Christian Faure, amphibian bus tour (well worth it) and the Basillique de Notre Dame was stunning. Friendly and helpful people everywhere. Avoid the tourist restaurants, expensive and not the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views! Great restaurants and people watching!! We were there on the weekend so it was very busy. Most places were packed and there was a festival going on. Check out the zip line if it's open!

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Everything from zip lines, jetboats to narrow streets reminding you of the past. Plenty of restaurants from The Keg to cafe's and bistros. Worth a day or at least an afternoon starting with lunch. Lots of shopping with clothes and souvenirs.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely old world feel. The shops and restaurants are interesting, we spent hours just walking and enjoying the sights (nice sunny day), may restaurants have patios especially near the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

it is challenging to navigating by car in Old Montreal downtown. you just have to drive around to look for cheaper parking lot which usually is a little bit further out. Be careful to rent out a bicycle, which requires you to re-dock it every 30 minutes at numerous bike stations throughout the city, even though you buy the $5/... More 

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Milford, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Dilemma~ Do you want to see the oldest homes & buildings in Montreal along cobblestone streets. Sounds romantic. Reality~every street packed with tourists & a gazillion Souvenir shops. Still, a great walk & some parts less crowded. Place Jacques Cartier (filled with tourists/cafes/artistes/music) nice place to relax outdoors & watch the scene.

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Additional Information about Old Montreal

Address: Address: Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y8, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center 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 center, 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 theater.