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“Over rated”
Review of Rue St-Paul

Rue St-Paul
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Old Montreal Walking Tour
Ranked #25 of 432 things to do in Montreal
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Owner description: The oldest and one of the prettiest of Montreal's streets is home to the Bonsecours Market and the Notre-Dame De-Bonsecours Chapel.
Reviewed March 3, 2013

It was a very cold day in March but I could not see what the attraction was to Rue St Paul.Lots of tourist tat shops. We enjoyed the large building with products made in Quebec all really good quality. There are also 4 very large photographs in the stairwell of how the port looked when it was busy which we found interesting.

Thank Bairnontour
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Yes it is a little touristy..but this street I could have walked up and down all day and night. It was pleasant and charming and more restaurant and cafes than I knew what to do with to choose from.

1  Thank Blooskies
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

No matter the season, it is always very pleasant to walk on St-Paul St. Of course, for tourists, boutiques are very expensive. Restaurants have also raised their prices, but you can always find some with decent prices. Day or evening, the atmosphere is great. With the old buildings, you have the impression of being somewhere else, like Paris for instance. If you cut on the souvenirs, and make good picks for eating, we end up having a very pleasant day.

Thank André F
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

great street, feel like you are in paris at les marais, my favor stores to shop, reborn, ssense and micheal brison.great places to eat, olive&gourmando, barocco, venti and le bremner.

1  Thank Dragonbeast4
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

The first shopping street in Montreal before St Catherine took that title. Like all neighbourhood main streets in Montreal. This one is a mix of both commercial and residential like both Southern European Cities. Art Galleries for every taste, Montreal designers & Retail boutiques, Olive et Gourmando the best little bakery on the street, facing a tiny bistro -cheese seller. An art gallery with a modern twist in the Centre Phi is well worth a look. Marché Bonsecour has a huge collection of local Montreal creative arts in clothing, furinature, jewellery and art work. The main meeting Square Place Jacques Cartier has City hall to the north and the Old Port to the South. The street is a mini Montreal food delight with a store dedicated to Maple Delights, a small market with local products, cheeses, baked good, coffee places, local bars. Throw a student and you will hit a bistro, bar or restaurant. Pop in to Denis Gagnon's designer boutique next to the Petit Hotel. Facing it the little inn called L'auberge des passant sans soucy. .. ( The inf for those passing by with no worries has art work that changes monthly in the little Inn. Daniel the owner is known for his home made croissants made for guests staying there. The oldest chapel which began by the first saint and first school teacher in Canada also nicked named the Sailors Chapel is still there and open to the public. Try Serafaim a great bistro with fantastic Greek sweets, and delights. A favourite restaurant for me is Chez l'Épecière. A local Montreal restaurant that looks like a grocery store with a desert to die for called a Club Sandwich and mini dishes of crème bruler with the products that are fresh in season. Try the foie gras with carmelised delights on top...hmmmmm.

Thank Ruby R
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