Rue St-Paul
Rue St-Paul
4.5
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The oldest and one of the prettiest of Montreal's streets is home to the Bonsecours Market and the Notre-Dame De-Bonsecours Chapel.
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The area
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Place-d'Armes • 7 min walk
  • Square-Victoria-OACI • 8 min walk
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,444 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Long Walk on Long Historic Street
    You will return many times to this street because it is very long, runs through the heart of Vieux Montreal, and because there is so much good food and drink along the way. Lots of historic buildings as well. Not a lot of traffic so the walk is relatively peaceful.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 19, 2023
  • CassHongKong_China
    Hong Kong, China192 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming street
    Montreal's oldest street. Some parts still have the cobblestone retaining it's old-world charm. Lots of shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes to satisfy your curiosity and empty your wallet. Fortunate we had a stunning 22 degree celcius, sunny day to soak in the ambience.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia48,982 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic street
    Rue Saint-Paul is one of Montreal's oldest streets. It is a lovely area to take a stroll and enjoy the surrounding beautiful buildings, shops and the atmosphere. The Bonsecours Market is there with a large variety of shops inside. Also the old Notre-Dame De-Bonsecours Chapel is in this area and worth visiting as well.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 7, 2023
  • pasowine
    Paso Robles, California5,369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Old Montreal cobblestone street - perfect for strolling
    On our visit to Montreal we always enjoyed walking Rue St-Paul. Just taking our time, strolling, people watching, looking into the shop windows, reading the various restaurant menus, and more. Yes it's a bit touristy, but still has that charm of a European flavor!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 22, 2024
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david n
Manchester, UK4,681 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
,, through the old quarter with limited traffic so still nice to follow. Many small independent shops interspersed with solid buildings. Much building work also taking place nearby.
Written January 7, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Rue Saint-Paul is one of Montreal's oldest streets. It is a lovely area to take a stroll and enjoy the surrounding beautiful buildings, shops and the atmosphere. The Bonsecours Market is there with a large variety of shops inside. Also the old Notre-Dame De-Bonsecours Chapel is in this area and worth visiting as well.
Written November 8, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The heart of Vieux Montreal, a long street lined with restaurants (many very good), cafes, art galleries, and tourist shops. Linger to observe the splendid old architecture. As ou leave the old town, the architecture changes but is still interesting. We walked along here many times.
Written October 22, 2022
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CassHongKong_China
Hong Kong, China192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Montreal's oldest street. Some parts still have the cobblestone retaining it's old-world charm. Lots of shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes to satisfy your curiosity and empty your wallet.

Fortunate we had a stunning 22 degree celcius, sunny day to soak in the ambience.
Written September 21, 2023
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Sachin K
New York City, NY6,507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
This pedestrian street in Montreal is probably the most charming with it’s quaint shops and several restaurants. Certainly would very highly recommend visiting this street to any traveler.
Written November 23, 2019
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J_Januario
Pine Bush, NY11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
when searching for this road do not just plug in Rue St-Paul Montreal, because gps, google maps, and even tripadvisor's maps will point you in the wrong direction. Rue St-Paul is somewhere an alley lead to the Lac des Duex Montagnes way passed the airport near Kirkland. The correct name of the street in the pictures is Rue St-Paul Ouest, or Rue St-Paul Est. This search will direct you to the heart of Vieux Montreal.
Written January 20, 2014
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA5,748 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Another of the many historic streets of Montreal. Lots of great restaurants and many different shops.
Written May 5, 2019
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Jake23
New Jersey6,832 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
A beautiful street lined with shops, bars, and restaurants. It is very beautiful at night lit by all the street lights.
Written April 14, 2023
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David Allan K
Montreal, Canada25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Having been one of the residents on rue St-Paul years ago, I never imagined reviewing it. The cavernous cobblestone street, bustling with tourists, boasts perhaps the highest concentration of tourist-themed souvenir shops, but also some incredible galleries, historic buildings, boutique hotels, lively rooftop terraces, cafés and eateries with international cuisine, a singalong "boîte à chanson" pub, and some truly inspired Québécois arts and crafts themed shops that are turning the tacky souvenir on its overpriced head. Living in this neighbourhood, with terrible parking, no grocer or pharmacy, somewhat of a jaunt walking from the metro and the echoes of drunk students singing in the streets late at night, it was not for me - but that's precisely why the heart of Old Montreal is so great as a dedicated place for tourists and visitors, and well set up that way. This is where the fur trade began, putting Montreal on the map as the fashion capitol of Canada. It's where the remnants of Montreal's fortifications, ancient arttifacts and original underground sewer system exist. It's where Cirque du Soleil started out on stilts buskering in the town square, which itself is home to City Hall. Indeed it's the reason Montreal is considered ti have such a combo of urban and European flare and where its roots are deeply planted in the diverse cultures who first sailed down the St-Lawrence River and settled in. Tips: Take the metro and stroll down or take s Bixi bike to get old Montreal. Wear comfy walking shoes, give yourself at least a half day to explore rue St-Paul alone with its many shops. If you need a washroom, I recommend the McDonald's corner of Notre-Dame and St-Laurent across from the courthouse. Finally always remember that tourist prices are higher than usual in this area, so if you are budget conscious, it's worth it just for a nice stroll through a must-see part of Montreal anyway. Enjoy!
Written January 1, 2020
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steve h
Woodstock, Canada60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
Love the charm of the old buildings taking in a number of restaurants, shops and Cafes. All the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful to us despite our lack of the french language.
Best Crepes - Chez Suzettes
Best Bakery / Cafe - Olive et Gourmando
Best Pasta - L'Usine De Spaghetti - supposably Charles Dickens wrote a "Tale of Two Cities" there
Written February 3, 2015
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