Rue St-Paul

Rue St-Paul, Montreal: Address, Phone Number, Rue St-Paul Reviews: 4.5/5

Rue St-Paul
4.5
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The oldest and one of the prettiest of Montreal's streets is home to the Bonsecours Market and the Notre-Dame De-Bonsecours Chapel.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Place-d'Armes • 6 min walk
  • Square-Victoria-OACI • 9 min walk
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I_Roam_AB
Alberta, Canada453 contributions
Lively area
Aug. 2021
Its a must do to come down here and see the shops, experience the people and try one of the many restaurants.
Written September 12, 2021
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Heather H
16 contributions
Rue St-Paul
Aug. 2021
A lovely street to walk along and photograph. Plenty of small stores and restaurants. Go early since if fills with folks pretty quickly by mid day.
Written August 24, 2021
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blueskies15-10
Giessen, Germany745 contributions
Rue St. Paul, Montreal, Canada 09/2019
Sep. 2019
interesting road with a lot of galleries and interesting shops plus bistros and cafes, similar flair like Paris, not far away from the old harbour front
Written July 5, 2020
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Paul
Pocasset, MA4 contributions
Went there to see grand prix race but discovered much more!
Jun. 2019 • Solo
This city is so creative, an has an abundance of culture! Cant wait to visit again an tour all of Montreal an abroad.
Written April 30, 2020
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debbo_11
Gatineau, Canada70 contributions
Touristy Street in Old Montreal
Jan. 2020
We visit Montreal often but don’t shop on Rue St-Paul as we find the shops over priced. It is well worth a stroll after dark as the street lights and extra lighting are stunning.
Written February 2, 2020
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jim d
Niagara Falls, Canada113 contributions
love it
Aug. 2019
Great street to roam with lots of shops and restaurants.
Cobblestone rd makes it seem like you are in europe.
Close to old port and Chinatown, and artworks on the street as well so plenty to see and do
Written February 2, 2020
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tina l
Riverside, CA56 contributions
Enjoy walk!
Jan. 2020 • Family
We loved this street city walk a must to do this. Enjoy and take picture see ours! It’s nice view and looking for good cafe to drink and relax with cookie
Written January 27, 2020
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David Allan K
Montreal, Canada17 contributions
The Cobblestone Heart of Old Montreal
Dec. 2019 • Friends
Having been one of the residents on rue St-Paul years ago, I never imagined reviewing it. The cavernous cobblestone street, bustling with tourists, boasts perhaps the highest concentration of tourist-themed souvenir shops, but also some incredible galleries, historic buildings, boutique hotels, lively rooftop terraces, cafés and eateries with international cuisine, a singalong "boîte à chanson" pub, and some truly inspired Québécois arts and crafts themed shops that are turning the tacky souvenir on its overpriced head. Living in this neighbourhood, with terrible parking, no grocer or pharmacy, somewhat of a jaunt walking from the metro and the echoes of drunk students singing in the streets late at night, it was not for me - but that's precisely why the heart of Old Montreal is so great as a dedicated place for tourists and visitors, and well set up that way. This is where the fur trade began, putting Montreal on the map as the fashion capitol of Canada. It's where the remnants of Montreal's fortifications, ancient arttifacts and original underground sewer system exist. It's where Cirque du Soleil started out on stilts buskering in the town square, which itself is home to City Hall. Indeed it's the reason Montreal is considered ti have such a combo of urban and European flare and where its roots are deeply planted in the diverse cultures who first sailed down the St-Lawrence River and settled in. Tips: Take the metro and stroll down or take s Bixi bike to get old Montreal. Wear comfy walking shoes, give yourself at least a half day to explore rue St-Paul alone with its many shops. If you need a washroom, I recommend the McDonald's corner of Notre-Dame and St-Laurent across from the courthouse. Finally always remember that tourist prices are higher than usual in this area, so if you are budget conscious, it's worth it just for a nice stroll through a must-see part of Montreal anyway. Enjoy!
Written January 1, 2020
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SueMu
Brockport, NY124 contributions
Beautiful street to stroll
Dec. 2019 • Family
This was my favorite place in Montreal. Very European. So nice to stroll and look at the old architecture, look at artwork, visit the cafes and shops. We found great chocolate and pastries.
Written January 1, 2020
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CColumbus
Jacksonville, FL538 contributions
Lots of character
Dec. 2019 • Couples
One of the prettiest streets in Montreal. Lots of character and old world charm with plenty of restaurants and shops to choose from.
Written December 22, 2019
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