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Le Plateau

Neighborhood: Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
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Address: 170 Prince Arthur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: This old working-class neighborhood is known for its sense of community...
This old working-class neighborhood is known for its sense of community. Some people have said that it is what Manhatten was in the 60's.The secrets and charms of the Plateau Mont-Royal make it one of the most delightful parts of Montreal. Like Soho, Greenwich Village and other famous districts in the world's great cities, the Plateau has become a tourist attraction in its own right. On the Plateau, the old rubs shoulders with the new, and people of every background come together. There's certainly no better window on the daily life of Montrealers. Visitors also enjoy it as a natural community of artists that's home to a number of well-known cultural institutions. They love its dynamic commercial life: its specialty shops, cosy restaurants, small hotels, country-style bed and breakfasts, cafs, bars, activities and events of all kinds. It really shouldn't be missed.You can soak up its edgy urban vitality and then take a short walk to relax in one of its glorious green spacesthe huge Parc Lafontaine or the wonderful Parc Jeanne-Mance. You can go to a play and out for a meal, visit an art gallery or peddle along its miles of bike paths. The Plateau Mont-Royal has so much to offer!The Plateau by nightYou can't talk about the Plateau without mentioning its nightlife. In the evening, the neighbourhood begins to pulsate to a different rhythm as people congregate in its countless bars, discos, lounges, and cafs until the wee small hours of the morning. For cocktail hour or for an evening out, the Plateau has bars ranging from fashionable martini lounges to casual pubs where you can enjoy a pitcher of beer with friends.
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Car window smashed, stuff stolen in Le Plateau

I went to Montreal mid-October with my French fiance to show her the wonderful French side of our country. On our second night there someone smashed the window of my car and stole... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
Gregory W
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I went to Montreal mid-October with my French fiance to show her the wonderful French side of our country. On our second night there someone smashed the window of my car and stole everything inside. We had planned to spend another week in Quebec but we left and went back to Toronto where I never see such douchebaggery going on.... More 

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Cranbrook, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This part of Montreal is young, vibrant and full of great places to shop and eat. Close to McGill and downtown. Highly recommend!

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Montreal, Canada
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197 reviews 197 reviews
103 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

If you only had time to visit one Montreal neighbourhood other then Old Montreal and Downtown this would be it. The most densely populated with a huge percentage of people working in the arts. Tons of bike paths, local restaurants, parks galore, typical and signature houses of Montreal with the stair cases on the outside. Try poutine here, have brunch... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Montrealers call Le Plaeau "La petite France", the equivalent to "French Town". There are a lot of nice storefronts to gawk at (unless you are wealthy enough to actually shop in these), many good restaurants and food stores, and of course a number of French denizens, which, let's not forget, the Quebecois call "Maudits Francais" (Blasted French) when in a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Duluth is a pretty street with interesting shops and restaurants.

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