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Rue St. Denis

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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Address: 405 Rue Sherbrooke E, Montreal, Quebec H2L 1J9, Canada
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A trendy upscale street with plenty of shops and restaurants.

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Great if you love walking and exploring

From the Plateau end to the Latin Quarter end, it`s full of shops, cafes and restaurants. One of my favourite streets in Montreal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lorraine H
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the Plateau end to the Latin Quarter end, it`s full of shops, cafes and restaurants. One of my favourite streets in Montreal.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't go inside we walked around the outside and took pics. Beautiful church with lots of history. In an area with lots of food choices.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed very close to this street so walked it often. It has many outdoor cafes and lots of people no matter the time of day. The only down side is that there are a fair number of homeless people begging and at one point I went in to the McDonald's Cafe to get a soft drink only to have... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to start at the TOP of the street apparently. We started at the Latin Quarter and walked down thinking things would pick up closer to Old Montreal. Instead, things got quieter and then we were in a bit of dodgy area. We asked around and we directly to go UP the street instead but after several kilometers we... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect for a more laid back night to have dinner and drinks on a patio. Very bustling place but not rowdy. Very quaint shops in the mix. Highlight - Frites Alors

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Camillus, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed close to metro, so much eating and drinking, great nightlife, everyone out and about, young people so great to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This street has great shopping, food and French culture. In the evening the street comes alive, if you have time to spend some time here i would recommend it

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely enjoyed walking down this street. Not only were there less tourists, this area felt super local and real. Loved the Mamie Clafoutis bakery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

St. Denis is in my Top 3 favorite main streets of Montreal. It is full of unique shops, original chocolate factories, restaurants terraces, fashion boutiques, churches, history, beauty, etc. It reminds me a lot of Paris, of the area in Paris near Sorbonne University (I think it is called the Latin Quarter). Anyway, such a cute street. Don't miss it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The street was under construction which was a shame at the time. Otherwise, this reminded of Newbury Street in Boston with the variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafés. Would have liked to have spent more time here. Some restaurants and cafés have porches built on the street, so you can enjoy the weather, the views; the overall ambiance of... More 

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colorful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.