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Rue St-Paul

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Address: Rue St-Paul, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: 15147886100
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The oldest and one of the prettiest of Montreal's streets is home to the...

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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Classic Montreal

This is a wonderful area for walking and cafes. It is pedestrian only so you do not have to dodge the cars and road work like on so many other Montreal streets.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful area for walking and cafes. It is pedestrian only so you do not have to dodge the cars and road work like on so many other Montreal streets.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quaint street with side streets of tourist shops, restaurants, cafe's, etc. Felt some of the restaurants closed earlier than expected. Make sure you have dinner reservations ahead of time as many of the places get busy.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique preserved area of old Montreal. Quaint shops and restaurants with that old European flavour. Not as large and busy as British and European cities, but very impressive. Narrow cobblestone street and alleys.

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rue St-Paul has so many restaurants and shops, you could spend an entire day here. The street is only for Pedestrians and is bricked. The architecture in the surrounding buildings is beautiful. However, most of the stores, restaurants are NOT handicap accessible. Many of the stores and restaurants you have to utilize stairs, there are no wheelchair entrances.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful architecture, cobble stoned roadway. Wasn't drawn into any particular store because I had to see what was in it, but it was nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although you will also find a few cheesey souvenir shops, there are many that sell locally-made items like pottery, foods and accessories. I prefer to buy from local artisans. Plus, you had the beautiful cobble streets and building of Vieux Montreal around you. The sidewalks are small though, so it gets a bit crazy in good weather. Duck into the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of restaurants, boutique shops. It is narrow and cars parked all over. Do be careful and watch the traffic

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While busy days,these can be enjoyed early for best photographs and fewer tourists.Cafe's,galleries and local shops are inter mixed .Wear comfy shoes as its cobbled.Very european style.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many great restaurants, window shopping for both the classy and the trashy, impressive granite and cobblestones, people watching.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking along this street is probably best in the evening when it would become even more atmospheric, but I did so at 1230 on a weekday after my obligatory visit to the Basilica for prayers and marvelling at the nave's architecture. The area has some tacky souvenir shops but also some pleasant looking restaurants (cheaper than their equivalent in most... More 

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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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