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Old Montreal

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Address: Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y8, Canada
Phone Number: 18778202453
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

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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History, charm and a friendly French atmosphere

We loved walking through the cobbled streets adorned with Christmas decorations and then escaping the cold in gift shops and art galleries. Don't miss a horse drawn carriage tour.

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Point Frederick
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved walking through the cobbled streets adorned with Christmas decorations and then escaping the cold in gift shops and art galleries. Don't miss a horse drawn carriage tour.

Thank L W
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The old city takes you back to many other old european cities,including Old San Juan. Many pubs, buildings, the Notre Dame basilica and to the old port in Montreal are close or within the area. Parking is tight so expect to pay.

1 Thank Luvsviolet
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the history of Old Montreal. The cobblestones and architecture. The amazing buildings and monuments. I love the efforts that the city has made to make the area accessible for all, attractive, historic. Place Jacques Cartier, for example, is supposed to be a place for tourists and artists...for public events and rest...for everyone. But it somehow feels out of... More 

1 Thank OrleansSoccerMom
Corner Brook, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful old downtown with lots to do and see. If you visit Montreal you have to go spend a few hours walking around. Lots of shops and restaurants along the way. Highly recommend.

Thank 94Murray
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This historic area oozes charm. The stores can be a bit repetitive and touristy but we still had a fun time. Ate dinner at a charming restaurant but service got a big lazy towards the end. Choose wisely.

Thank John M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visit the Old Montreal at least once a year, as a "tourist". It allows me to rediscover my "home town" through the eyes of a tourist. I take friends or family visiting from out of town. It is a nice place to be, many attractions.

Thank Denise R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old Montreal was a great place to take your time and smell the roses! wander in the alleys and peruse through the shops. I felt like I had gone back in time. I enjoyed it thoroughly and will definitely go there again when in Montreal again. I loved it, don't miss it.

Thank cypins
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful and oriental place. You can take a family walk, take very nice photos. Old buildings and churches, very good restaurant

Thank Khaled A
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What can I tell you... In Montreal for Business for a few days maybe a week.... After visiting Old Montreal me and my friend ending up staying close to a month.... Feels like you are in old world Europe.... Pretty much stayed by the pier or port... Find a Patio and people watch... I Love Old Montreal and will never... More 

2 Thank avelinol2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is like you are stepping back in time and walking the streets of France in Old Montreal. I was amazed at the beauty. You must walk the streets if you are in Montreal.

Thank Toddamy

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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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.