Rue Notre-Dame
Rue Notre-Dame
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This street is most famous for its stretch which provides the city's best antique shopping.
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Neighbourhood: Griffintown
How to get there
  • Bonaventure • 5 min walk
  • Square-Victoria-OACI • 9 min walk

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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Rue Notre-Dame is quite a long street. It is one of the oldest streets of the city, dating to the mid-17th century. We enjoyed walking the length of the street taking in grand old, and not so old buildings, like the Notre-Dame Basilica, the Bank of Canada, the Chateau Ramezay, the City Hall and many others, along with some interesting monuments. There are hundreds of shops here and we did plenty of window shopping too!
Written November 10, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,734 contributions
Jun 2023
A very long street in Vieux Montreal takes you past lots of restaurants and some historic buildings with markers that tell you the history. It's a nice walk.
Written July 2, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,734 contributions
Nov 2022
This is one of the major streets in Old Montreal and a good place to see grand old buildings, especially from the 19th Century; lots of office buildings. You will find some good restaurants here.
Written November 12, 2022
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,869 contributions
Jul 2022
Rue Notre-Dame is a long street that is broken into the East and West portions and runs through the Place d’Armes and Notre-Dame Basilica. There are lots of restaurants, pubs and shopping here, highly worth the time to walk part of it.
Written August 16, 2022
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV3,280 contributions
Aug 2022
We walked around this area this evening after dinner. At one corner of the square depicted in the Trip Advisor photo there is a very tall bronze of a women in a Dior suit holding a poodle. And that is exactly what the plaque below her read, in French. The English translation referred to her as “ an Englishman holding a pug” Gave us a good chuckle
Written August 2, 2022
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Blair B
73 contributions
Jul 2021
started at Atwater Market and walked through Griffentown all the way to Notre Dame Church. branching off on side streets to see old churches. Antique shops and great selection of restaurants and cafes. interesting architecture.
Written July 18, 2021
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col_kreji
9 contributions
Aug 2019
We reached Montreal’s old town, Vieux-Montreal. Driving through the narrow cobblestone streets with pedestrians, spotted with Victorian lamp posts, accompanied by horse-drawn carriages transported us into a different world, but driving through these narrow roads was bit uncomfortable. Once Montreal’s financial hub, Vieux-Montreal is now home to hotels, restaurants, pavement cafes and art galleries.
How did these Scottish cobblestones came to be paved on Montreal’s streets? They came over as ballast in the late 1700s in ships that returned to Montreal after unloading its cargo of fur and blubber.
We headed straight to the Place d’Armes square -said to be the heart of the city, though it mostly consists of office buildings. The square is always bustling with activity, with musicians playing. The monument in the center of the square is dedicated to Paul de Chomedey, founder of Montreal
In the Place d’Armes square, two tall bronze sculptors caught my attention. These sculptors have been inspired by two snobs in the novel ‘Two Solitudes’ by Hugh Mac Lennon. The two snobs depict the cultural distance between English and Francophone Canadians. On the left is an Englishman holding his pug, staring at the Notre-Dame Basilica, a symbol of religious influence on Canadians. On the right, two hundred feet away, stands a French lady with her poodle in her hand, giving an offended look at the Head Office building of Bank of Montreal, symbol of English financial power.
Written March 15, 2020
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4honeynugget
Elkton, MD89 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Very pretty area where seems like always something always happening. Great location to use as a starting point to wander streets of old area of city.
Written January 1, 2020
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Oct 2019
The center of town with great architectures on both sides of the Street including the Notre Dame Basilica. Famous shops around and the area would be illuminated at night time. Nice to stroll around.
Written October 22, 2019
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
Sept 2019
We walked just a short section of this major East-West street in Montreal to see attractions located on it like the Notre Dame Basilica, Chateau Ramezay, Nelson Column, and Place Jacques Cartier. This is definitely the street to walk on, not only as a means to get to the above attractions, but also because of the inspiring and photo worthy classical architecture of the public buildings like City Hall, the Court of Appeal, and various banks. The other buildings on the street are reminders of what 4-5 story apartment buildings used to look like. The ground floor of these grey stone buildings had shops, restaurants - great for window shopping and comparing menu items and prices. The street is beautified by its well placed city squares - spacious, with statues to commemorate historical figures, bubbling fountains, shade trees, benches, and most often street musicians. The street itself is only 2 lanes wide with street parking. I even saw a horse carriage using this street. Sidewalks are easy to walk on and wide - no cobble stones or brick here to stumble over.

For cruisers, such as myself, Notre Dame street and its attractions were a short distance from the port - about a 10 minute walk - so there was no need to use public transportation - a definite positive. Streets were well signed so it was easy to find one's way. The signs showing the attractions on a city map and "You are here" notations were also helpful. Remembering that Rue Notre Dame ran parallel to the St. Lawrence and that the cross streets would take us back to the river was another useful way to find our way in the city.
Written October 9, 2019
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RUE NOTRE-DAME - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)