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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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Ranked #10 of 242 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Such a charming place. You must take the horse drawn carriage ride for either a half hour or hour. Absolutely worth it. There are also souvenir stores along the streets.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great for a nice days walk, the architecture is unlike any other North American city, well maybe Quebec city compares but that's about it. Closest to a small European city. Take it in...

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Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

walk around, shop, have an ice cream, ride your bike, stroll the cobblestone streets...or even watch the street performers, its magical and my favorite part of Montreal

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Toronto, Canada
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Loved the cobblestone roads and old buildings, and great restaurants! Very safe parking can be hard to find but a must when visiting great right by the waterfront. Adios amigos!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Charming area. Almost like in small villages in France. Cobbled streets Horses and carriages. Artisan stores. Also near a very interesting science museum. The Old Port is a great. area for walking with kids and families. Very safe. lots of bikes. And sometimes one can see beautiful sail boats anchored at the dock.

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St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The cobblestone streets are so charming, you'll fall in love immediately. Love the artists selling their work on the street. I'm not a fan of all the tacky tourist shops but the architecture and vibe makes up for that!

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Mitchellville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Loved the stop in Old Montreal, the stories that the driver told and the history of the fire, laws about building only in stone, and saving the façade of all historic buildings. The idea of being able to take one's time roaming through the old streets and thinking of the times when the sailing ships came into port along the... More

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Chapel Hill, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you are in the city, this is certainly worth a visit but it is mostly walking around, looking at the water and the buildings. There are some good restaurants and bars on the waterfront so make sure you are hungry when you head out.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

You need at least a day to fully tour all that Old Montreal. We did a self guided walking tour but afterwards thought we should have taken one of the guided tours to learn more about the area and buildings. The Notre Dame church is a must see. The inside is absolutely gorgeous. The artistry is breathtaking. The stain glass... More

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Smyrna
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Area impressed me as needing a fresh coat of paint. Nice selection of restaurants. But the shopping included a lot of junk. Not an area that I would want to revisit soon.

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