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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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Address: , Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: Mile-End is a quaint yet contemporary quarter teaming with...
Mile-End is a quaint yet contemporary quarter teaming with multiculturalism and filled with cafés, bars, restaurants, specialty grocery shops, boutiques, galleries, hot yoga spots, great bakeries and Montreal-style bagels served fresh and hot. Many of its residents are eco-friendly and artistic -- in summer, it is not unusual to see guitarists strumming a tune.
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Interesting neighborhood.

The architecture of this neighborhood is beautiful, well worth driving or walking by to see where the people live and not only the major tourists areas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend this tour if you love great food and learning fun facts about this interesting part of Montreal. Our tour guide was amazing. It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon with great people, yummy food and exercise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

An outstanding experience and sampling of Montreal and its unique flavours. Our tour guide, Vera, made it a blast for us and our 18 and 21 year old sons. Thanks!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This neighborhood has some really amazing food establishments, including a bagel shop. I never knew how good bagels tasted when they're fresh. They're actually soft and chewy. There are also a lot of little family-owned boutiques with unique gifts, crafts, jewellery, fashions and so on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The architecture of this neighborhood is beautiful, well worth driving or walking by to see where the people live and not only the major tourists areas.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were told to see this area by if we want to see musicians and Jewish quarter but there were none and there were about four blocks where the Hasidim live. The ar a is run down, dirty, nothing to see. Waste of time and a long walk from Metro.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

shops- food and locals- worth the walk from the tourist filled Old City- just wander and enjoy the neighborhood filled with great coffee shops-working class and student neighborhood

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I visited Mile End 3 times over the course of a six day visit to Montreal. Once was on a fantastic food tasting tour, once on a Wheels of Montreal cycling tour and the other by myself on foot as I walked from Mont Royal Metro station west to the lookout on top of Mont Royal. Really interesting to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Here is a very quaint spot in the city where you can see the old world architecture , some hippie shops and some great art places and "montreal bagel" places. You get a very different feel of the city and experience what some of the immigrants to the area felt. I love the diversity of the area andcompare it somewhat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was the Mile End food tour...just delicious. Our guide was Ann Marie, who did a fantastic job of describing the places we tried and the Mile End area. We got to actually taste more than just a bite, which we had not expected. We tried half a pita/falafel, which was excellent, beer/cheese/dried meat, a bagel/cream cheese, some Greek pastry,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Called Canada's "hipster capital" this neighborhood has great shops and good restaurants. A diverse neighborhood, try the Jewish bagels or the greek eats. Book stores, artists, etc. Something for everyone.

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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.