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“A place not to be missed, but watch for parking tickets”
Review of Old Montreal

Old Montreal
Ranked #2 of 429 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed June 25, 2013

You can enjoy the charm of architectural design of Europe. Rue St. Paul is exclusively reserved for pedestrians. It is full of bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. Place du Jacques-Cartier is a place for photo op; of course it's not the only one. Many tourists took the 2-hr horse carriage around Old Montreal. It is $85. The 1hr cost $45. there is a lot of history here. The water front is a good place to walk around and take pictures. You can spent a few hours here easily. If you drive, parking is very tricky. First, you have to know Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun in French to know when you can park. Second, spaces between lamp posts have different restrictions. . First, you have to know Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun in French to know when you can park. Second, spaces between lamp posts have different restrictions. If you find a space behind or in front of a car, that space may not be a legal parking space. You have to look at the signs posted on the nearest lamp post to see if there is a no parking sign with an arrow to show where the restriction starts. Then you have to know Lun-Ven means Mon-Fri. I saw a police and another Parking Enforcement officer giving tickets to unaware motorists. Also there is no right turns on red, unlike most states.

6  Thank mlam18
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

It is beautiful to walk around and has nice hotels and restaurants and is centrally located (3 blocks from the closest metro). We enjoyed it, but it is definitely a tourist area- a ghost town in early am and Disneyland in the pm. The horse carriages and number of souvenir shops can be a little off-putting.

Thank KathySShermanOaks_CA
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a great area to explore, with lots of shops and restaurants. It's worth an afternoon of wondering.

1  Thank joshdouglas
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

A pleasure to walk around in with its cobbled pavements and old yet well preserved building caring for the future but not forgetting the past.

Thank LEONIDAS L
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This quaint, beautiful part of Montreal is a must see part of Montreal. There are so many restaurants to choose from, as well as quaint shops and artists along the street. We LOVED this part of Montreal. Everyone was so pleasant. One of our favorite citites!

Thank Dawn J
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