Old Montreal
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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.
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Tracy S
Peterborough, NH116 contributions
Nov. 2022
Explored during off season so got a different experience than visiting in the summer, no crowds or outdoor cafes/restaurants, but really enjoyed exploring the city.
Written November 25, 2022
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briggscampbell
Denver, CO135 contributions
Oct. 2022
This is a nice place to visit and have a walk around for a few hours. There are a few cafes along the waterfront to have a nice lunch.
Written November 22, 2022
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Jackie A Larkin
2 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Family
fabulous area, loads of different restaurants/cafes and some beautiful old buildings. Notre Dame basilica an absolute must - stunning.
Written November 14, 2022
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MF2403
San Mateo25 contributions
Nov. 2022
This well kept enclave of history should not be missed. Easy access to wherever else you want to go. Amazing restaurants, variety of shops, near downtown, China Town, and Little Italy.
Written November 10, 2022
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AnLil
860 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Family
Besides the iconic Notre Dame steeple and musical show, we visited crooks and crannies of the Old City. Once a hub of tourism and port activity, after the late 19th century it fell into virtual disrepair, until modern 1990s gentrification (and thankfully no superhighway running through it as planned!). After meals in Centreville, we bought crepes with gelato and sauntered from the cathedral past the mammoth Court d’Appel to the market boulevard. Opposite Jardins Nelson was a brightly lit alleyway to hidden vendor stalls, where we bought smoked maple syrup. Then, we walked down to 400 Rue St Paul Est, facing Vieux Port beside Pub Brewsky (open 10-8:30). Inside Osez Marguerite historque Marguerite-Bourgeoys Musee & Bon Secours Chapel, visitors can see the
18th century vault and two floors of museum space inside the church. It’s open days (11-4:00) except for wedding functions at night. Located beside 305 rue de la Commune for Metiers d’art wares, opposite Quai de Horloge’s labyrinth and Ferris wheel running during the day, the cherub statuary above the chapel’s cupola and steeple made for amazing photos. We captured them from the corner of the building nearer Rue Berri, featuring moonlit and dusk views. Eclectic souvenirs and even shoes can be found in the Old City (e.g. Kuriosity). We parked at Science Centre on the Old Port, which costs $25 by credit card. We would have parked again, just a block North below McDonalds, but the lots there were full due to wedding guests.
Written November 6, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA14,280 contributions
Oct. 2022
On your visit you will surely come to Old Montreal because you will find so much of the history here, as well as many good hotels, fine restaurants and fun bars. Lots of souvenir shopping. Many historic buildings, do a walking tour. And views of the river.
Written November 1, 2022
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Philip P
Herentals, Belgium1,167 contributions
Jun. 2022
This combination of buildings, monuments and parks is more than worth strolling through for a couple of hours. Experience the atmosphere, the friendly approach and the charms of Montreal!
Written November 1, 2022
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M S
New York City, NY14 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Business
This was my first trip to Montreal and I made it a point to go to Old town. I was not disappointed. Notre Dame is beautiful. I attended a mass in advance of a ticket that I had purchased to see the cathedral as I wanted to worship and hear their renowned organist. Amazing... At any rate, it was wonderful both inside and out as there are musicians surrounding the area and a lot of beautiful architecture to see. I had a lot of fun at Chococina, an amazing chocolate store. The owner is personable and I enjoyed every minute of it. Everything he suggested was on point. I then grabbed a chocolate croissant and tea from a nearby cafe and sat in front of the cathedral to listen to Ex Machina, a magnificent cellist. A wonderful day.
Written October 31, 2022
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MJB62
Shediac, Canada362 contributions
Oct. 2022
We stayed at a place where we could walk everywhere in Old Montreal. Highly recommend that to avoid having to drive there! We enjoyed walking - would recommend doing the walking of the places early afternoon or late afternoon when the place wakes up. We did our first walkabout before some places were even open, and there was a lot of construction. But the same streets later in the day were much more fun. Loads of places to eat, and souvenir shops galore. Experiencing it in the evening is another different view - so many places are lit up beautifully.
Written October 30, 2022
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Tod N
Lake Forest, IL164 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
This area is small. But it’s very much like Paris. Good smells, great food and plenty of boutiques. I wished we had stayed in this area. It’s so much better than the city center.
Written October 27, 2022
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