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Laurier Avenue

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Address: Parc Ave, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Laurier Ave

An authentic French neighborhood in Montreal, shopping, groceries, something more like a real neighborhood than Rue Sherbrooke

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2013
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

An authentic French neighborhood in Montreal, shopping, groceries, something more like a real neighborhood than Rue Sherbrooke

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The Hague
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

A long but very pleasant Avenue containing a park with plenty of squirrels,nice healthy looking young people,a supermarket,SAQ,various coffee shops(not the Dutch kind!) and arty shops,restaurants and cafés and houses with scenic cast-iron stairways to balconies with more healthy and good looking young people sitting around in the sunshine smiling and chatting.A nice place to chill out generally.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Had a very European vibe. Some of the best restaurants I ate at in Montreal are located on that street. Has also interesting French (from France?) shops for shopping peppered throughout the street. Very nice.

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Montreal, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Laurier street is a local treasure. If you know San Francisco, it will evoque Union street in a certain way. Magnificiently maintained, filled with locals going there for a meal or shopping. Though shopping here is really expansive.... Several outstanding and classic Montreal's restaurants are there ( Mikado- a sushi place-, Lemeac, a french bistro, etc...). On Park avenue, nearby,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

When you will drive down this street, you will be unimpressed. The old garage, car wash will not heighten your aesthetic senses, and you will reluctantly park in what you assume is the I reputable side of town. And then you will enter the establishment you have in mind and you will see things in another light. This short street... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Laurier street is in the heart of Outremont, an upper-class section of Montreal. Not tons of shops, but really good quality. A few good restaurants as well. Worth going if you have the time.

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Philadelphia, PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We love the restaurants, shops and the neighborhood along Laurier. It seems so "non-touristy". There are cheese shops, an olive oil specialty shop, a lovely park - just a fun and relaxing area.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A somewhat quiet elegant street that has been transformed over the years to a now Montrealers and Visitors delight. A pleasant street of Boutiques and restaurants that are excellent and apart from the children's clothing stores not too pricey! The children's clothing store has lovely outfits but pricing is a little 'over the top' - this is Montreal not Paris... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I chose to walk the a good portion of Av. Laurier in the early hours of the morning. Make sure to check out the impressive church as you approach the Park.

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Toronto, Ontario
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

A nice stretch of Montreal in Outremount. The stores are charming from clothing boutiques to restaurants offers quite a variety. Nice ambiance, enjoy a stroll and walk over to St. Viateur Bagels.

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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.