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quick trip - getting around city?

Just wondering how far Old Montreal is (starting at Notre Dame) from the Sheraton down town? Walking distance? Take a cab instead? Since there are no walking tours this time of year, if you had 4 or 5 hours to explore, where you would go, specifically, in Old Montreal? thanks in advance ...

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1. Re: quick trip - getting around city?

Its about a 20 minutes walk from the Sheraton to Old Montreal. Your only 2 blocks from the Bonaventure metro station however so you could walk there and take the metro over to Old Montreal. Only 2 stops over but if the weather isn't nice its a way to skip ahead a bit without taking a cab.

I would definitely take a tour of Notre-Dame, then walk along Rue St-Paul to the Place Jacques-Cartier. There's a lot of nice boutiques along the way so its really easy to spend 5 hours in Old Montreal. If you have time for a museum I wouldn't miss the Pointe-a-Calliere museum which is about the history of Montreal. The musuem is also a archeology "dig" site since you get to walk down the foundations of the old buildings that used to be there. Another much smaller museum is the Chateau Ramzay which is in front of city hall near Place Jacques-Cartier.

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2. Re: quick trip - getting around city?

In fact it will take you almost the same time to walk from the Sheraton or to take the métro as you will have to reach the Bonaventure station, wait for the next train, get off at Place d'Armes and walk up the moraine on which Notre-Dame basilica and street sit. A cab will take just a few minutes outside of the rush hour time. If your time in Old Montréal will be at the end of the day you might want to take the sound and light show at the basilica to better use your nightime but we don't really suggest it otherwise as it is really basic.

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3. Re: quick trip - getting around city?

Questions such as 'how far' or 'how long' from here to there are often easily answered using Google maps. Here's a link from the hotel to Place Jacques Cartier in Old Montreal:

http://g.co/maps/bajcj

There are walking, biking, public transit and driving options. Not perfect and usually optimistic time wise but still a useful guide.

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4. Re: quick trip - getting around city?

All though rickb is right in saying it would probably take the same amount of time to walk rather then the metro if its really cold its still convenient to do so. If you don't mind paying for a cab that is really the quickest option tho.

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5. Re: quick trip - getting around city?

All of the above is true.

It takes roughly 20 minutes to walk from Sheraton to the beginning of Old Montreal. The walk is easy enough, goes downhill to Old Montreal, sidewalks everywhere, safe neighbourhoods, nice enough buildings.

Taking the metro MIGHT save you a little time, but not by much. The real advantage to taking the metro is if the weather is nasty, or if you are walking with a person of limited mobility (seniors, children).

You can, of course, grab a cab. I roughly estimate the ride at about 10$. This will take you door to door.

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