Be sure to make the trip down the steps from the main old town area. We found the 'civilization' museum which is free on Wednesdays in the winter.
During the holiday season the market is transformed to a Holiday Market. Excellent selection of gifts, meats, cheeses, preserves and more. More French speakers than in other parts of the city, but no problem communicating.
We took the time to wander through the Christmas market which was filled with wonderful things to eat mostly, fresh produce, preserves, meats, etc. We couldn't bring them home, but it was a fun time! Plus…samples!
Christmas eve day was snowy and very cold for us Floridians but we walked down to the Old Port to go to the market for gifts. Loved the buzz and cheery holiday atmosphere. Great ciders, vinegars and bakeries. There are some great boutiques and antique stores in the neighborhood. Nice browsing and very friendly people. Worth a few hours for... More
Being here on business, I only had about 3 hours to dedicate to exploring and eat lunch prior to my flight home. However, the old port was cool, bohemian, and fun to walk around. We took the ferry just to see the view of the old port from the other side of the river and took the "cable car" back... More
This is a beautiful area in summer and spring with local artists painting in the streets and the sounds of street music, but don't forget how lovely it can be in the cold weather, too! Walking hand-in-hand with my boyfriend, we enjoyed getting lost along the narrow streets and popping in and out of galleries, bakeries, reading menus at the... More
We sailed from the old port on a princess cruise, with an overnight stay. Wonderful to walk around, friendly people, and there is a cool elevator that runs at an angle up to the upper city
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