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Old Montreal

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 4 other guides
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Address: Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y8, Canada
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Stroll, bicycle or take a horse-drawn carriage through the narrow...

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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Walking Tour of Old Montreal
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Downtown and Old Montreal South City Bike Tour

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The old Montreal architecture and infrastructure

If you spend time in Montreal and dont go to the old city, you've missed the best part of the visit. Old Montreal was the first city built by the early settlers and traders once... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 June 2016
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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

If you spend time in Montreal and dont go to the old city, you've missed the best part of the visit. Old Montreal was the first city built by the early settlers and traders once they landed from their boats. You know you've reached the old part of Montreal because the road surface changes to cobble stones. The architecture of... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

a unique place, reflecting Montreal's history with old buildings, cobble stone streets and narrow alleys. In summer, this area is bursting with hanging flower baskets, street musicians and horse-drawn carriages (and yes, unfortunately throngs of tourists). Quality of food can be spotty, depending on whether one walked into a "tourist trap". A "must-see" when in Montreal.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

A day walking around Old Montreal is a treat, food, fair, and the Old Port as well. You feel transported back to the 1900, with the narrow streets and architecture, very special.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Old Montreal is very nice, we love walking in the streets there is always people around summer or winter, the souvenir shops, restaurants, arts and crafts fairs, churches, we love Montreal. the only bad thing to say about it is just to many hobos, but they won't bother you

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Old Montreal is a piece of the old within the new! amble through cobblestone streets, visit shops, enjoy some of the best Provençal fare, explore the ancient ruins of the original city, meander along the waterfront. Enjoy and take in the wonders of the old world within the new!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Step back in time to a walled fortress, cobbled stone streets. Quaint hotels, restaurants. Artists displaying their art work and horse drawn carriages. Visit the old pier, take a boat ride and enjoy lunch or dinner on board. Sit at an outdoor cafe and enjoy a glass of wine watching what is going on around you. Get a guide book... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Old Montreal has a great deal to offer for all family members. One feels like they can travel back into the past because the sector is rich in history and full of Old World Architectural wonders. Some sure visits are the Notre Dame Basilica, Place Jacques Cartier, a stroll down St-Paul Street, the waterfront, 507 Place D'Armes (1/14th replica of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Pebble-stone streets, street performers, different events throughout the year! Something different every weekend during the summer, breathtaking views all year round. Not many events in winter but still worth visiting. Surrounded by restaurants for all types of budgets, fast food chains if you want cheap food, they have mid-range to fine cuisine restaurants, many souvenir shops biggest events are in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

For me the best thing about Montreal was Old Montreal. I really enjoyed experiencing the architecture, history, etc. and learning about French settlement in North America.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Old Montreal it is like going into Old Quebec. If you like historical building, paved street like in old European cities, this is the place. Very good restaurants bistro style or French fancy you will love it. Make sure to bring good walking shoes because of the paved street it is hard on your feet

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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