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Old Montreal

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Address: Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y8, 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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Great old town for walking around, lots of interestng galleries and shops

Montreal is a wonderful city. I was completely surprised how accessible and just plain wonderful old Montreal was. The streets are full of character. Small shops, galleries and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Midland, Michigan
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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Montreal is a wonderful city. I was completely surprised how accessible and just plain wonderful old Montreal was. The streets are full of character. Small shops, galleries and restaurants abound. A bit of tourist stuff but not overwhelming. It is a great place to walk the slightly winding streets with the feel of a European city. Lots of outdoor seating... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It's not what we were expecting, yes there are old buildings but not much else not like the Rocks in Sydney or Georgetown in Washington or many other places around the globe, you can see it & move on in about an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We did the guided walking tour in the middle of December, be brave wrap up warm. Absolutely one of the best experiences of our trip. We highly recommend it for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A must see place. We wandered through the streets adorned with pretty art galleries, cafes and nice buildings. It is great to just walk around and soak in the atmosphere. There were lots of flowers everywhere making the place really pretty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful location. You can walk around the old port or you can rent bikes or even have a horse ride! There are food trucks which are delicious but you should really take advantage of all that the city has to offer and eat a meal at a sit down restaurant. You will not go hungry in old Montreal!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nice pedestrianised streets on some parts with horse drawn carriages close by too. Lots of restaurants too as well.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very nice old town are. Good restaurants, bars, bakeries, gelato shops etc. Hotel was near old town and walked around every day. Look forward to visiting in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We took a horse & carriage ride thru Old Montreal and it was fun as well as informative. We then had a better idea where to wander. It was really busy with visitors wandering thru the old area. Shopping was overpriced, but good quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Old Montreal is stunning and charming. There's a an old world vibe that you feel like you've traveled back in time. Walking around the cobble-stone streets just feels melancholic. Hope it stays that way. Don't miss Rue Bonsecours and the amazing Notre-Dame Basilica.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Old Montreal has some truly amazing architecture, art, and history. It was really fun to wander around. We followed a tour group for a while and learned about the first sky scraper and first elevators installed in the city. We also went to China town, which was actually a blast. The shops were much more unique and interesting than in... More 

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Additional Information about Old Montreal

Address: Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y8, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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.