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Le Plateau-Mont-Royal

Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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Address: 170 Prince Arthur | Rue St-Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2J 1W4, Canada
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This old working-class neighborhood is known for its sense of...

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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I grew up in Montreal and visit the city often so I thought I knew it. But, when friends from another country visited the city and I met them there, I realized there was much to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I grew up in Montreal and visit the city often so I thought I knew it. But, when friends from another country visited the city and I met them there, I realized there was much to revisit and explore. First of all they loved walking and we spent over 4 hours wandering around Le Plateau and nearby streets. We enjoyed... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Avenue du Mont-Royal (directly when you walk out of the Mont-Royal metro station) is a very nice street to go out (cafés, bars, restaurants) and is like a second downtown in the city of Montreal. For people that like architecture, leave the Avenue and take the smaller side streets. Start further south in the borough (like, at its border on... More 

2 Thank Yogi_JB
Sainte-Julie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

No parking, way too expensive for what you get. It used to be THE place for artists and free bohemian people. Now it's all yuppies.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

NOT worth it to visit unless you want to walk along mount royal. We kind lost the motivation to travel around montreal.

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Atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a nice area with lots to explore, however there is an itinerary (3 day) where it is suggested to head to Le Plateau and hit Mont Royal Est street for foodie haven. The issue is that when you click on the map function to locate Le Plateau it is actually a mile and a quarter away from Mont... More 

2 Thank ATLCUTigers
Evanston, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed 3 days and nights at Le Plateau in an airbnb unit. Short walk to Mont Royal, where there are great shops, restaurants and boutiques. Also the metro is very close. Le Plateau is a great place to stroll, look at the architecture and chat with residents, who are quite friendly and have lots of good advice. Families and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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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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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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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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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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Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colorful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.