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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 240 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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Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Old Montreal was our favourite part of our visit to Montreal. Each visit allowed us to visit different streets, find new restaurants and shops and places to people watch. Great for the whole family...biked, did the bus tour and walked to get the full effect. Check out the Maple Syrup shop and do the tasting.

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Somers, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We walked everywhere in Old Montreal and enjoyed every bit of it! The history is just everywhere, and everywhere you look you see something beautiful! The only problem we had was that we couldn't stay longer!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's stunning, My favourite part of Montreal. Walking in those streets make me feel like I am in the 18th century.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Old Montreal was my favorite spot in Montreal. It was the area I kept being drawn back to during my visit. There's so much to see, and everything about it was old-world charming...the narrow, windy streets paved with brick, beautiful old architecture, open-air market with live street entertainment, the piers and boats, lovely parks, statues, restaurants, churches, quaint shops selling... More

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London, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Old Montreal is like a little bit of Europe with the older buildings and cobblestone streets. We started out early in the morning to enjoy the area before most of the tourists came out and I recommend starting this way. A lot of the restaurants were starting to setup outside cafes at the early hour and everyone was super friendly.... More

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Buffalo, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful and peaceful area of Montreal. Great hotels, but even better restaurants. I could never tire of strolling through Old Town.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I had good times walking the cobble streets of Old Montreal and exploring the port. The feeling of tranquility here is almost impossible to describe. The vibe that you get from this place is immense. It is hard to believe that this gem is located within a big metropolitan city.

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Killington, Vermont
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a must-see when in Montreal. The outdoor cafes and the old port are fun to wander around and enjoy the sights. You can walk off the calories from all the cafes! Wear comfortable shoes and plan for a lot of walking if you want to get a good taste of Old Montreal. The cobblestone streets are cool, but... More

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Salem
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I love the architecture. Lots of restaurants and coffee shops. great impromptu night shows. lots of people walking around all night. the city felt very safe to run around it.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

As one born in Europe, I miss the type of architecture Old Montreal presents. I love the street performance, the artists with their work presented on the streets, the small cafes, gelaterias, music, beautiful European architecture.

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