Plateau Mont-Royal
Plateau Mont-Royal
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Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
How to get there
  • Sherbrooke • 5 min walk
  • Saint-Laurent • 9 min walk
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  • S N
    Leominster, Massachusetts137 contributions
    If you enjoy cities and architecture, a perfect neighborhood for you
    I have walked around here both summer and winter, and each has its charms. I think it's fine to be a typical tourist here, taking pictures of the murals and the architecture. Go ahead, be artsy! Great place for a coffee, too, or a meal.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 26, 2023
  • rita6620152015
    New Bern, North Carolina29 contributions
    huge pedestrian mall in effect
    Great place to shop, eat and explore the vibrant area. It is also full of booths and pop-ups too. We spent hours exploring and enjoyed lunch at Schwartzs as well as bagels at L Viature
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,361 contributions
    Old Ethnic Neighborhood
    I have to admit that I was disappointed in this classic neighborhood. My tour book and friends gave it a big build-up, but my experience was less dramatic. Too many empty storefronts, which may be the result of Covid. Not enough ethnic food. But there is coffee and when you walk on the side streets there is the classic 19th Century architecture.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 22, 2023
  • CAZ485
    Atlanta, Georgia98 contributions
    Montreal’s French at Its Best
    More a neighborhood than a specific place, this area is friendly, very international, easy to walk or bike with plenty of good food and wine, and comfortable accommodations. I could sit for hours and enjoy the ambience in St. Louis Square or Park La Fontaine. And less jet lag than France.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 6, 2023
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CAZ485
Atlanta, GA98 contributions
Jul. 2023
More a neighborhood than a specific place, this area is friendly, very international, easy to walk or bike with plenty of good food and wine, and comfortable accommodations. I could sit for hours and enjoy the ambience in St. Louis Square or Park La Fontaine. And less jet lag than France.
Written August 6, 2023
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Moe_Ipak
United States375 contributions
Jul. 2023
When you finally get up there, the views are great. Nice area for a snack or even a quick bite. Make sure to hydrate for the hike down.
Written July 19, 2023
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AnLil
953 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
We visited the Mile End and other side of the manmade lake. Ducks and fish in the water made for a pretty sight. The cycling paths and public transit infrastructure were superb in the city. You could plan your route to the Plateau from a central place with parking (Cote Sainte Catherine Ouest) or from the metro station near Parc Mackenzie-King by Ave Victoria. Although Mont Royal is no Seoul Tower, there’s a nice shoulder to ride up to the lookout at Belvedere Camillien Houde below the oratory (233 m height), with the police horse ring in between. There were plenty of excellent places to grab a bite to eat around the Plateau. What used to be a Jewish area still has plenty of flavour with unbeatable baked goods. You’ll be glad you came and enjoyed the view!
Written July 5, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,361 contributions
Jun. 2023
I have to admit that I was disappointed in this classic neighborhood. My tour book and friends gave it a big build-up, but my experience was less dramatic. Too many empty storefronts, which may be the result of Covid. Not enough ethnic food. But there is coffee and when you walk on the side streets there is the classic 19th Century architecture.
Written June 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

rita6620152015
New Bern, NC29 contributions
Jun. 2023
Great place to shop, eat and explore the vibrant area. It is also full of booths and pop-ups too. We spent hours exploring and enjoyed lunch at Schwartzs as well as bagels at L Viature
Written June 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

S N
Leominster, MA137 contributions
Feb. 2023
I have walked around here both summer and winter, and each has its charms. I think it's fine to be a typical tourist here, taking pictures of the murals and the architecture. Go ahead, be artsy! Great place for a coffee, too, or a meal.
Written February 26, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,361 contributions
Oct. 2022
There are bars and restaurants and some pretty residential streets. This is an important neighborhood, a major part of the city. But frankly we were disappointed in the lack of density of businesses and the lack of people on the street. The brick buildings can be dreary.
Written October 5, 2022
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Michael A
Toronto, Canada640 contributions
Sep. 2022
Thriving 'hood with a youthful, fun vibe. Artists murals are tucked around corners, behind parking lots, dotted throughout. Small parks also dot the urban scape, as do great eating places, interesting shops, galleries, clothing stores and many cafes. This is a neighbourhood that feels human in scale, viable and vivacious.
Written October 1, 2022
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Ali_travels2
Stevenage, UK428 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
Lovely area with lots of bars and restaurants to choose from. The metro runs up there too which is super handy. Nice to just wander around and the micro-breweries are good too!
Written July 27, 2022
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TorontoFR
Toronto, Canada526 contributions
Jul. 2022
Our favourite neighbourhood in Montreal.
It has town of restaurants, bars and stores in some main streets (St Denis, Duluth, St Laurent etc..) and side streets are calm and residential. This is where the real Montrealers go to chill out at night and ont the weekend.
Tourists often make the mistake to concentrate their visits to the Old Montreal or to the Rue Sainte Catherine and miss the real Montreal experience by ignoring this part of the city.
Spend the there. Just 20 mins walk away from the Place des Arts.
Written July 23, 2022
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