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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: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
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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Cobblestone streets

Many parts of the Old Port are pedestrian only. Even when they aren't you won't encounter many vehicles. There are many restaurants to choose from but as this is a tourist heavy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The Notre Dame Bascillica is nice. I was disappointed in the rest of it. Not because it's a tourist trap, but because there are modern buildings right next to old buildings. They have not been able to hold on to a lot of the European flare like Quebec has.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Many parts of the Old Port are pedestrian only. Even when they aren't you won't encounter many vehicles. There are many restaurants to choose from but as this is a tourist heavy area the prices are higher.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Great área wit ha lot of old monuments and houses. Love the atmosphere, like beeing in Europe for a second. Restaurants are nice and serve french food but bneware as prices can be high

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The old cobbled narrow streets are so french with many good . shops, bars, restaurants and art galleries. The waterfront also has lots of activities.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We were a bit disappointed in Montreal in general. You certainly need a car to get around and it is a very busy city. We went to the old city and had a walk around but we're not very impressed and did not think it was anything special. We actually struggled to find something to do in the 3 Days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A lovely and gorgeous area full of history. It is a bubbly district with too many cafes, restaurants and shops. Many historical churches and monuments to visit.

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Saint-Lambert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Romantic atmosphere and full of people and activities around the year! the ideal place to visit with family and friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit for a few days! Excellent places to dine, shop and go to a Cirque du Soleil show. We loved the charm of the old building and recommend a carriage ride around Old Town to get more history. So glad we spent a little extra to stay in Old Montreal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Really cute place, but aside some overpriced restos and souvenir shops, there is not much to do. I do enjoy walking through it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely area of downtown, near the waterfront. Tiny streets filled with pricy shoppes, and some wonderful restuarants. Most seem to be happy to have English-speaking patrons.

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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.