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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 #8 of 233 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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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

take some pictures, drink some beers but old montreal is where to go to get some inspiration of how times were before the 19th century. the back streets and alley ways were home to my iphone photoshoot! i loved it !

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Had a few nice days looking around. But I preferred the trendier neighbourhoods like Mile End and Plateau Mont Royale for good food and hipster type happenings.

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Staten Island, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

. The area itself is pretty with a diversity of shops and restaurants. The restaurants were super expensive . It was referred to as tourist trap by a French man that we sat next to while having dinner at Les 3 Brasseurs. This restaurant was fabulous and not expensive. Beautiful buildings adorned the streets as well as many statues. We... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The first warm sunny day in April walking through old Montreal, priceless! It didn't take long for artists to set up their easels and the buskers to take out their instruments. A wonderful way to spend a Saturday.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Really nice place to take a stroll around and see what life might have been like in the early days of Montreal. Good restaurants and bars, plus some really interesting buildings and churches. Well worth a visit and easy to just go and see without spending much money.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The restaurants here were amazing. It was a little too cold for my taste, but then again if you are in Montreal you have to deal with the cold. The experience on a Wednesday night was a quiet one, where we were walking down the cobbled street in Paris....Very nice.

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Marion, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The heart of the old city is filled with small restaurants and bars and high end shops. Not a great place to drive (narrow streets and limited parking) but a great place to stroll and sit at a cafe and people watch

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Old Montreal is loaded with architectural diversity.Houses with small doorways, inner courtyards, to modern condos. What I love the most is Place Jacques-Cartier, the hub of old Montreal. Free shows are given by entertainers, art is sold, jewelry, etc.You can stroll St-Paul street to get a meal or do some shopping. (if you are looking for souvenirs, I suggest downtown... More

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MIAMI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The narrow cobblestone streets and beautiful stores and restaurants, are well worth a visit, especially Rue St. Paul. To relive the past, walk in old Montreal.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The best time to visit is the summer. Cobblestone streets, historical buildings, street vendors, street artists etc

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