Old Montreal

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Old Montreal
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Crystal S
Overland Park, KS229 contributions
If you're staying in Montreal for the first time I definitely recommend staying in/near this area. We stayed in an area technically called Old Port which is right next to what I think is the official Old Montreal. There's just so many beautiful old buildings here, it's super walkable and has tons of little bars, restaurants, boutiques, etc. It is a little touristy and pricey but it's still totally worth it.
Written August 2, 2022
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Roberta L
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There is a great self-guided tour available in Old Montreal. The old buildings are beautiful. We spent 2 and 1/2 days exploring the area and its museums and could have even spent more time there. The Chateau Ramezay was a fascinating little museum, a great bargain, and helped understand Montreal in its early days!
Written August 15, 2022
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Explorer_IM
Cambridge, Canada337 contributions
Lots of people shared with me that when you visit Montreal you will feel that you are in Europe. And yes it is different and in a pleasant way. It was pleasure to see European architecture all around in Canada. We loved to walk around and just enjoyed the views though the day was way colder than a normal spring day. There are souvenir shops, there is an internal market to buy local stuff and museums, eateries etc etc.
Written April 23, 2022
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alittlebitofBS
Tustin, CA25 contributions
Couples
Did a guided walking tour of Old Quebec this morning; our guide was Sandrine Dubois, dressed in colonial attire. In a very engaging manner she gave 20 of us a very informative history of North America. Learned a lot...
Written October 23, 2021
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ROGERS P
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Many years ago the old city was full of cheap bars with a few good restaurants.
Over the years many locals moved in renovating building and actually living in the area. We now have numerous restaurants bars hotels in mid to expensive range.
The forced closures took out some places but most seemed to have survived.
The area is lively and fun.
An evening or two is a must for a visitor.
Written May 14, 2022
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Morris
Lancaster, PA811 contributions
It seems that most Old town sections of cities have become over run with touristy fringes. The only thing that can exist in them are tourist shops, bars and restaurants catering to the mass of tourist that ascend upon them. This is definitely the case of Old Montreal. It's worth a walk through but finding anything authentic might be hard to do, leaving you venturing into other parts of the city to find the real Montreal, which is not to be missed.
Written February 3, 2022
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IAl
Toronto, Canada203 contributions
Family
What more can I say about this place that hasn’t been said already. It is beautiful, packed with history of the earliest days of Montreal (from the 1640’s onwards), it’s lively, it’s walkable, it’s scenic, and there’s tons of things to do and see.

Particular areas of note are Rue St.Paul, which is the oldest street in Montreal. Place d’armes which is right by the grand Notre Dame Basilica and is always a lively place day and night (there are often free entertainment acts on this public square). Also, don’t forget to spend a lot of time on the Old Port area, which is packed with summer activities and is immensely walkable and bike-able. And from the Old Port area, head uphill to the historic Place de Jacques Cartier square, les Marches des Bonsecours or the gardens in Chateau Ramezay (the gardens are free to enter).
Written August 9, 2021
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ansgrover
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
Friends
We always enjoy a trip to Montreal but even more so during COVID restrictions when normal travel plans are not a possibility. Coming to Old Montreal really does feel like you're in a small European city! Super cool eateries, coffee shops, retail stores and art installations make it interesting every time! It's not a huge area so can easily be navigated by foot and with children. Be sure to have reservations for lunch/dinner, as the restaurants in this area get very busy! If you have kids, the Old Port area is also a great place to check out!
Written September 7, 2020
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Jim K
West Chester, OH9 contributions
If you're planning a family vacation to Montreal and DON'T have Old Montreal on your itinerary, then you're doing it wrong. This is obviously a centerpiece for any leisure trip to Montreal, and should probably be your first destination. Is it a bit touristy? Yes. Are some restaurants and attractions a bit overpriced? Yes. Is a lot of walking involved? Yes. Is it still awesome, beautiful, and essential? Yes.

We started our visit with a guided walking tour, which provided a good overview of the area and some useful historical context; but you could do well on your own with a guidebook if you prefer.

Of course, there are many historic buildings, statues, squares, and other landmarks to see. But a key part of the experience is just walking the cobblestone streets, enjoying the street musicians, and sitting at one of the many sidewalk cafes. I don't think you need me or any other reviewer to convince you. You will go to Old Montreal, and you will enjoy it.
Written July 10, 2022
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AroundtheWorldin_180
United States15 contributions
We loved waking around Old Montreal with the quaint shops, eateries, restaurants, and shops. There are art galleries that have wonderful collections and items to choose from. To this day I regret not having purchased a beautifully carving of an iconic dancing bear handcrafted by an indigenous local artist...
Written May 25, 2020
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