Rue St-Paul
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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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,020 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Long Walk on Long Historic Street
    You will return many times to this street because it is very long, runs through the heart of Vieux Montreal, and because there is so much good food and drink along the way. Lots of historic buildings as well. Not a lot of traffic so the walk is relatively peaceful.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 19, 2023
  • CassHongKong_China
    Hong Kong, China194 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming street
    Montreal's oldest street. Some parts still have the cobblestone retaining it's old-world charm. Lots of shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes to satisfy your curiosity and empty your wallet. Fortunate we had a stunning 22 degree celcius, sunny day to soak in the ambience.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,568 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic street
    Rue Saint-Paul is one of Montreal's oldest streets. It is a lovely area to take a stroll and enjoy the surrounding beautiful buildings, shops and the atmosphere. The Bonsecours Market is there with a large variety of shops inside. Also the old Notre-Dame De-Bonsecours Chapel is in this area and worth visiting as well.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 7, 2023
  • pasowine
    Paso Robles, California5,389 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Old Montreal cobblestone street - perfect for strolling
    On our visit to Montreal we always enjoyed walking Rue St-Paul. Just taking our time, strolling, people watching, looking into the shop windows, reading the various restaurant menus, and more. Yes it's a bit touristy, but still has that charm of a European flavor!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written January 22, 2024
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Joanna W
Hoboken, NJ132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Fun to walk and pop in to stores, be sure to read the history so you study the buildings and not just the art stores. Beautiful at night but more open during the day.
Written February 19, 2024
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pasowine
Paso Robles, CA5,389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
On our visit to Montreal we always enjoyed walking Rue St-Paul. Just taking our time, strolling, people watching, looking into the shop windows, reading the various restaurant menus, and more.
Yes it's a bit touristy, but still has that charm of a European flavor!
Written January 22, 2024
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TheMahdi
Boracay, Philippines164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Definitely a place to walk through and enjoy the old street with buldings dating to 17th and 18th centuries.

There are many local restaurants and ypu can go here after visiting Notre Dame Basilica.
Written December 17, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,568 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Rue Saint-Paul is one of Montreal's oldest streets. It is a lovely area to take a stroll and enjoy the surrounding beautiful buildings, shops and the atmosphere. The Bonsecours Market is there with a large variety of shops inside. Also the old Notre-Dame De-Bonsecours Chapel is in this area and worth visiting as well.
Written November 8, 2023
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pramod J
Toronto, Canada169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Visited by accident as we got a place to park our car in near by parking area. However, its very beautiful place to be around that area for a evening walk.
Written October 19, 2023
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CassHongKong_China
Hong Kong, China194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Montreal's oldest street. Some parts still have the cobblestone retaining it's old-world charm. Lots of shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes to satisfy your curiosity and empty your wallet.

Fortunate we had a stunning 22 degree celcius, sunny day to soak in the ambience.
Written September 21, 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,844 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This street is down by the water and is a great walk. There are old buildings, places to eat, and shops. It’s crowded in the afternoon. The area has a lot of energy and is a must do thing in Montreal.
Written August 17, 2023
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eskdunning
Hermitage, TN287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
In the heart of Old Montreal, this is the most Parisienne of streets. It caters to tourists with restaurants and shops. We dined at 2 different restaurants on this street and enjoyed both. This was my favorite area in Montreal.
Written August 2, 2023
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Moe_Ipak
United States382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I can understand the hype. Lots to shop, dine and see. We spent an afternoon going up and down. Careful with the people on the bike
Written July 19, 2023
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Alex
Montreal, Canada4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
It was reasonably crowded on Sunday as for the tourist spot. Great option to walk through the old port area and go back to the DT taking this street.
Written July 3, 2023
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