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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 #10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The hotel we stayed in had a great view of Old Montreal. We took an hour carriage ride to hear about the buildings and stories of the area.

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Washington DC
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you have seen the old towns of European cities, this would be a disappointment, but if this is your first, it is manageable. It is a mix of an old town and new. The thing that makes it less enjoyable is the fact that they allow cars/vehicles on the streets. There is only 1 odd street that is pedestrian... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Liked - Old Euro-Francais charm, enjoyed all the history. Love this city, love the food...etc. Disliked - OMG! the construction, the detours and the being hopelessly lost if you don't get the exits right...not a whole lot of helpful English here either, so bring your Garmin, it will at least re-direct you...until you are at the next detour...

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

transport yourself to Europe without actually having to go. Beautiful architecture, fantastic cafes and restaurants, and friendly people. Who needs to fly to Paris and deal with the attitudes? Go to Montreal and you'll get treated to a European experience in North America.

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Syracuse, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You will really get a sense of history and the development of Montreal from the Old part. Easily walked cobblestone streets, several museums to visit in addition to strolling and looking at beautiful architecture. Solid dining options as well for day and more upscale in evenings. Sitting outside is ideal on a nice sunny day. Expect some gems of shopping... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I loved the cobble streets and all of the shops which lined Norte Dame. My friends and I even rented a bike a road along the Old Port. Once in Montreal, you must at least try and visit Quebec. BEAUTIFUL...

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Weston, CT
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

No more nor less than you would expect. Lots of restaurants, some good, most pretty expensive. Clearly a "happening" place.

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NY, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Cobblestones, architecture, Notre Dame, port, restaurants. If you bring a camera and love great architecture, you won't be disappointed. Need I say more?

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

One of my favourite parts of Montreal, you get that old town feeling when you come here. Brick roads, older types of buildings, fine dining restaurants and plenty of souvenir shops. The atmosphere of just being here was a very positive one.

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Ohio
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We loved Old Montreal. Probably the closest you'll get to feeling like you are in Europe in North America. We didn't have a plan and just wandered around all afternoon and evening and had a great time. A lot of cool shops, vendors, restaurants and history. We stayed in Longueuil but I'd love to stay in the heart of Old... More

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