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Laurier Avenue

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Address: Parc Ave, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Laurier Avenue

One of the main streets leading up to and perpendicular to Mont Royal Avenue. Lots of activity here even though MRA was pretty dead when we finally got there... There was a lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One of the main streets leading up to and perpendicular to Mont Royal Avenue. Lots of activity here even though MRA was pretty dead when we finally got there... There was a lot of street art - a big citywide exhibition, as opposed to graffiti - on corners and in carparks around Laurier, Sant Denis and Rivard, if memory serves.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We got off at the Laurier metro stop, walked towards Parc Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and could see what all the hype was about. A couple of decent coffee shops but not expresso heaven. Maybe the other direction was better but there was no indication.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Laurier St is an emblematic street in Outremont. Lined with cafés and great shopping. Don't miss having a café on the nice terrace of Toi, moi, café. I also recommend the following restaurants for a great typical dinner in Outremont: Chez Levesque ( typical bistro cuisine and decor), Lemeac ( very nice terrace, great cuisine)

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

There are a few cafes and uninteresting shops. Complete waste of time. This is not a "Rodeo Drive" in Montreal.

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Montreal, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Loved the uniqueness of the shops and restaurants. L'Emouleur, the cutlery store was a cut above the rest. (Sorry, I couldn't help that one). Juliette et Chocolat for when you need a rest. Fabulous window shopping!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We just love to walk on Laurier. Nice boutiques, great restaurants and variety groceries. Make sure to shop at Gourmet Laurier for Fine products and eat pastries and cappuccino at La Gascogne

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New England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

One can't visit Montreal without picking up a travel guide that recommends this tony shopping district on the outskirts of the Plateau neighborhood. Don't waste your time. Parking was impossible. Public lots have as many as a dozen spaces. Not only is the parking expensive but once on the street you really can't buy anything for under $1,000.00 US. Typical... More 

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Vermontville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The area of Laurier west of Papineau, for about 6 or 8 blocks is called Le petit Laurier. Less expensive and more casual, more neighborly than the section west of Parc, it is full of little bistros and nice shops. It also includes a very large and pleasant park, Wilfred Laurier. A very nice street to visit. We ate at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stopped in at the gourmet shop and picked up some items. Also visited the bakery and chocolate shop. We strolled a couple of residential streets, very pleasant area.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

If you visit Laurier Avenue and you visit Greene Ave. You have in a snap shot visited Franch and English Canada. Same city, same level of elegance but two different cultures and flavors. That is the one of the hidden treasures in Montreal. So beautiful in its historical diversity.

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.