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“Great place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Montreal

Old Montreal
St-Antoine St south to the St Lawrence River | Bleury St east to St-Denis St, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3B2, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #8 of 239 attractions in Montreal
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Stroll, bicycle or take a horse-drawn carriage through the narrow cobblestone streets of Montreal's famous Parisian-style historic district, filled with cultural landmarks, museums, boutiques, sidewalk cafes and restaurants.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This neighborhood reminded me of Old Town Alexandria, which is just outside of Washington, D.C. It's an old town, cobble stone streets, old 19th century buildings, lots of shops, restaurants, cafes. Many tourists stay here, but it is still charming.

Visited February 2013
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Burlington, Vermont
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

My trip to Old Montreal was perfect. Even with the frigid temps, it did not stop me from walking around to take in all the sights and sounds around. There were plenty of small cafes to pop in and grap a hot chocolate or coffee to warm up. Even at night I felt completely safe walking around the streets and the port, even to ice skate after dark. It is truly a wonderful place to go and visit and wonder around.

Visited February 2013
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Southampton
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“Old Montreal (Vieux-Montreal)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

After making a return visit to Montreal, I made a point of visiting Vieux Montreal, and it was like coming home, nothing had really changed from the last time, other than it was freezing cold this time, down to minus 15, it was nice to walk around without too many tourists, even though I am one myself, but the little cafes are happy to see you.

Visited February 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Breathtaking with a little Paris without the snobbery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

From taking a stroll early in the morning,and having a fresh croissant with cafe au lair,cycling-Montreal has like Most NA cities a bike rental where you drop them off at another rack whenever you are tired ,artists ,the water,often fireworks all summer long (a different Country every time. 2x weekly.Bateau mouche-boats that you can go on either for summerset cruise or dinner cruise.(by preference)There are numerous things to do,winter and summer.Many activities are FREE!

Visited January 2013
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Montpelier, Vermont
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“For architecture buffs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Narrow streets, hidden-away restaurants, beautiful architecture...everything you'd expect in an "old city". Within walking distance (long walk, perhaps) to where the action is.

Visited January 2013
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