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Old Montreal

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Address: Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y8, Canada
Phone Number: 18778202453
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Stroll, bicycle or take a horse-drawn carriage through the narrow...

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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Just like being in Paris

Old Montreal is full of old buildings which house excellent restaurants, pubs, cafes, and shops. This area is bordered by the old waterfront. Music and other street performers... read more

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Hutchinson Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old Montreal is full of old buildings which house excellent restaurants, pubs, cafes, and shops. This area is bordered by the old waterfront. Music and other street performers always entertain and make this cobble stoned street area have a very laid back feeling.

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The old town looked amazing. Everyone was very friendly and most of the people were speaking both english and french. It's worth visiting.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love getting lost in the streets of Old Montreal! Everywhere you go, you are walking through Montreal's history. It's so enjoyable and it's a must see. So many unique restaurants and many attractions. As a Montrealer this is one of my favourite places.

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This was our second visit to the Old City and unfortunately it has changed. There are still beautiful views and some really nice galleries and restaurants. And it is fun to walk through the streets. But to be honest, on a hot July afternoon, the old city felt over-run by cheap, honky-tonk tourist traps selling foolish T shirts and cheap... More 

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The buildings are grandiose, detailed and have a rich and colourful history. There are organised free walking tours meeting in the park and this is your best way to acquaint yourself with the landscape.

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Old Montreal/Old Port are a main reason to go to Montreal. The buildings, the beautiful shops, the smells, sounds, history is all there. Take time to walk through the streets, visit the stores, eat at a café or boulangerie. It's incredible--you will feel as if you are in a town in France. Many beautiful churches and cathedrals are there, including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beatiful place in Mtl, which shows a its french roots. Been there during summer. This place is worth going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In summer you have all kind of artist selling their arts. The flowers are all over the place! You can sit on at a nice restaurant on the terrasse enjoy very good food and a drink....It's a must to go walk in the streets and learn about the history of Montreal. So many place to visit.

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Interesting to just walk around and see the old streets, stops, restaurants, etc. Fun architecture. European atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old Montreal is very reminiscent of Europe, given the history of the city. Cobblestone roads filled with old and classic buildings and shops. There are all types of restaurants and terraces, many street performers, trees & plants, the beautiful Old Port, etc. Great place for any type of activity... for locals and for tourists.

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.