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Old Montreal

St-Antoine St south to the St Lawrence River | Bleury St east to St-Denis St, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3B2, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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As featured in Montreal on a Budget and 1 other guide
Ranked #9 of 241 attractions in Montreal
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Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Vieux-Montréal  is one of the most beautiful, well-preserved vi... "old towns" this side of Europe. This is a key component in what makes Montreal... more »
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Whenever I go to. Montreal, strolling through Old Montreal is a must. It's got such charm with its cobblestone roads. There are many great French restaurants around there and a very nice gelato place that marks unique gelatos such as Strawberry Mint Basil! It's worth a visit if you're in Montreal!

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Bikes, boats, and flowers that just wouldn't quit.... nice light house, too! Several boat ride options are available on one of the many piers. We walked from Atwater Market along the canal all the way back to our hotel.

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McLean, VA
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We loved walking on the cobble stone streets and going in and out of the shops. Many artist display their work on the main street and there were performers of all kinds throughout Old Montreal. We saw magicians, acrobats and musicians. Makes for a lovely way to spend the afternoon.

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New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Loved it...The charm of Vieux-Montreal...Awesome architecture, cobblestone streets, lots of restaurants and boutiques and the Old Port make this part of town a perfect spot for a summer getaway..

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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

For some reason Old Montreal holds a certain charm for me. I've visited Montreal twice and ended up going there a number of times on both visits. It's just a lovely place -beautiful architecture, lots of history, cobbled streets, lovely art galleries, horse driven caleches, etc. For me the walk from Place d'Armes metro station to the Place d'Armes Square... More

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Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

So much to do. Loved the boardwalk, Rue Saint Paul day and night life, close to the metro, only 25 min walk to Rue Saint Catherine. So much to do

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Trondheim, Norway
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Nice area with old buildings with cafes, restaurants, cobblestone streets in small streets. Charming place and fun at weekends when people intend to come out to have a stroll.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Cobbled streets. Overpriced restaurants, souveniers shops. Would not spend so much time there but if you must 2 hours is enough. Nothing to see much in old port as well ..

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Take the free Montreal walking tour to get a good flavor of this part of Montreal. There are lots of historic places to explore and many tasty restaurants.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Love the atmosphere. I felt like I was in Europe. Lovely shops restaurants and a few little boutiques. We did the hop on hop off tour . We hoped off here and stuck around for dinner.

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