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Old Montreal

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Address: Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3B2, 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: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
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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What a wonderful weekend getaway.

My wife and I visited for a romantic weekend and couldn't have been more delighted. From the people,to the narrow cobblestone streets replete with horse-drawn carriages, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Albany NY
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Albany NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited for a romantic weekend and couldn't have been more delighted. From the people,to the narrow cobblestone streets replete with horse-drawn carriages, and the intoxicating aromas of countless fine restaurants everything felt like Europe. We can't wait to return.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

So much to do and so much to see in Old Montreal. You can walk for miles and visit the shops, good restaurants, and bars. We stop there every time we go to the Montreal area.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Yes, this is where the tourists go - but it's managed to maintain a sense of authenticity. Wonderful cobblestones and colonial architecture, great food and drink, and lovely galleries and shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

From the beauty of the old buildings, the friendly people, the amazing restaurants, the quaint boutiques and the overall life of this city, it's a must on your bucket list if you haven't been !!

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SK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Love the vibe of Old Montreal. Great restaurants, pubs, bars on every block. A fab place to spend an evening!

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Ajax
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The old section of Montreal has been restored with cobble streets and the buildings restored with gift shops, artisans or restaurants. Looking past the new use inside the buildings, you can appreciate the former life style in these areas as dock workers, stables and a variety of buildings are intermixed with more prominent buildings of the more affluent.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Old Montreal is one of the city's gems: beautiful old buildings, cobblestone streets and of course, the old port. But it's very touristy. Anything in this neighbourhood will cost $$$: even Notre Dame church charges an admission! Do yourself a favour and eat/drink before coming; your wallet will appreciate it! There are washrooms at the courthouse and at some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Wonderful area full of character. Visit a range of shops in the cobbled old area and take a wander down to the old port. Really like being back in France. Also a good area to buy original good quality syrup.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

This area has the best restaurants in downtown (my opinion). Best to visit in July when the weather is warmer, and the trees green!

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We spend a lot of time walking around Old Montreal. It felt like we were in Europe. The brick streets and little shops are so quaint. We stopped in one little coffee shop for macroons and coffee. They were delicious! The old architecture is beautiful. My daughter, who likes photography, went crazy taking pictures. A must see if you're in... 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.