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Quartier des Spectacles

1435 rue Saint-Alexandre, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2G4, Canada
+1 514-879-0009
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Quartier des Spectacles has been Montreal's cultural heart for more than a century. Today, the entertainment district boasts North America's most concentrated and diverse group of cultural venues, making Montreal one of the world's great cultural metropolises. As an exceptional creative space open to artistic diversity, it is the year-round host to countless festivals and events, many of which include free outdoor shows and activities.****Depuis plus de 100 ans, le Quartier des spectacles constitue le coeur culturel de Montreal.Il offre aujourd'hui la plus grande concentration et diversite de lieux de diffusion culturelle en Amerique du Nord, ce qui fait de Montreal une metropole culturelle incontournable dans le monde. Lieu de creation exceptionnel ouvert a la diversite artistique et au metissage culturel, il est anime toute l'annee par un grand nombre de festivals et d'evenements, qui comportent une importante programmation exterieure gratuite.
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1435 rue Saint-Alexandre, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2G4, Canada
Quartier des Spectacles
+1 514-879-0009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in August right after the big festivals of July had ended. Nonetheless, it was enjoyable to wander through the pedestrian area.

Thank ErinnElisabeth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Central location with food, drink and entertainment all the time. Definitely worth a stop for something to do.

Thank NMklusacek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in on the Quartier des Spectacles on several occasions as part of the Just for Laughs festival - lots to see and do here - Montreal really knows how to put on summer outdoors.

Thank harvman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a few events at this year's Jazz Fest. Large space , but too many people and poor traffic management. Sound quality is good however.

Thank Pardo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We accidentally arrived for the "Just for laughs" festival.It was full of concert stages,great food for any taste,lots of fun.We loved the atmosphere so much that we are planning to go next year especially for the festival.All big names in comedy were there starting with...More

Thank LynnM112017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

be ready to walk and walk because it is far too much to see sitting down or riding on the bus .. a variety of food shops and more

Thank kdcarr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just about anytime during the summer, lots of activity throughout this area. If not one of Montreal's many festivals, it's the transformation of the site from one show to the other. A reel beehive. Quite exciting, too.

Thank sycha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just for laughs festival when we were there but , seems plenty going on always .... shows , free venues , restaurants , street venders and street shows a plenty ... food is pricy though ( I actually saw an 8$ hotdog ) but people...More

Thank MarPelletier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The development of this area, specially earmarked for cultural and entertainment events in Downtown Montreal is a veritable gift from the City to its citizens! Even when nothing's going on, it's a great place to sit and rest your tired feet! There are also lots of restaurants and coffee shops all around. A great rendez-vous place, too, for tourists and locals.

Thank KikiBakshi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family friendly comedy festival was on place when we were there. Packed with people and interesting games. Also a large food truck court with lots of poutine and street food options attracts food lovers.

Thank Beril K
Quartier des Spectacles
The bar-none entertainment district for music and
arts, Quartier des Spectacles is an interactive
playground that delights the senses. It totals over 30
performance halls, with the vibrant Place des
Festivals at its heart. The outdoor event space
features glowing towers, glass edifices, and
granite-lined bike paths, and hosts annual festivals,
concerts, and comedy nights. The cinema, theatres, and
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1 July 2017|
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Response from Jeff C | Reviewed this property |
The City of Montreal had the great idea to dedicate one street to the festivals. During the off times the area is just a normal street. I believe that it is Rue Balmoral. For the festivals the street lights get re-positioned... More
Kendal A
20 June 2016|
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Response from David J P | Reviewed this property |
The Quartier is surrounded by hotels, shops, eateries along the city streets. It is well-lit throughout the night. The art buildings have set open hours but remain lit on the outside after closing hours. You can usually... More
9 August 2015|
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Response from qds_mtl | Property representative |
The tour is free. You can find more details on the Quartier des Spectacles website in the ''Discover the Quartier'' section.
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