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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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Very nice área of Montreal, full of restaurants and small shops. Particularly nice in late November as streets and builds have been tastefully decorated for Christmas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice área of Montreal, full of restaurants and small shops. Particularly nice in late November as streets and builds have been tastefully decorated for Christmas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I grew up in Europe close to France so this felt very much like home to me. Great experience for those on a budget, who can't afford to travel overseas. Love the cobble stones and little streets.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked all over Old Montreal and loved everything about it. The old building, the cobblestone roads, horse and buggy created the ultimate atmosphere. We love and visited as many galleries as we could and ate the most wonderful meals. This is one place that made me said I had to go home!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there during the winter, and although it was really cold and we didn't get to enjoy it that much, the area was really nice! would go there again when it gets warmer.

1 Thank Jether C
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The old city is nice to visit. We booked a hotel just outside of the city and our main problem was the traffic. Parking is also a huge issue and quite expensive. The first night, we parked at a side street not far away from S.Catherine street. The municipal police car followed us and parked just behind us. We checked... More 

Thank maria S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Business is Montreal is in itself a treat. But Old Montreal is such s delightful Destination and worthwhile visit.

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Monkton, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think Old Montreal is a great place, but November is not the time to go. Many of the attractions and tours are closed for the season. We will go again in the spring/summer and I'm sure it will by 5 star

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot to do and see here! Whether it's watching the International Fireworks competition, strolling or cycling on the boardwalk at the Old Port, taking a cruise on the St-Lawrence or eating at one of the many fine establishments, there is something for everyone.

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

I love to walk around and browse through Old Montreal in the summertime on the cobble streets! I love it in the fall and I love it on a crisp sunny winter's day... In the summer there are street shows which are pretty stunning because as you may know the Cirque du Soleil was born here! There are artists boasting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I walked all over the Old City and found it interesting. Unfortunately, after October 30, everything changes. The café's have no outdoor seating (for obvious reason) but many of the attractions are closed. Yes, you can go from store to store but I think it looses much of its appeal when the weather gets colder. I advise you tone down... More 

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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.