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Old Montreal

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 4 other guides
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Address: Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y8, Canada
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+1 877-820-2453
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

Stroll, bicycle or take a horse-drawn carriage through the narrow...

Stroll, bicycle or take a horse-drawn carriage through the narrow cobblestone streets of Montreal's famous Parisian-style historic district, filled with cultural landmarks, museums, boutiques, sidewalk cafes and restaurants.

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This is such a European feel, the shops, restaurants, atmosphere all amazing. Loved every minute of it

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a European feel, the shops, restaurants, atmosphere all amazing. Loved every minute of it

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Since there is a natural shortage of 18th century buildings in Canada, it is wonderful treat to explore Old Montreal. Some fascinating buildings. Didn't download the historic info App and wish I had. Some of the admission - based historic sites had shorter hours than expected, so in April you would have a very hard time to do the museums... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The shops are amazing, the people are friendly. It's a very multi lingual area. The architecture is old AND new. Great views of the water and even better entertainment!

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I have traveled to more than 25 countries on business, and Old Montreal is right up there among the 4 or 5 best places that I have spent leisure time. History .. everywhere. Fabulous architecture. Charming restaurants and bars. Relaxed and friendly locals and visitors. And very easy to get to by car, taxi or Metro. Make sure you bring... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The old port is really the soul of Montreal, amazing neighbourhood, great architecture, restaurants, bars clubs etc.. it's just amazing a lot happening in summer too

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NY state
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A unique place to visit in North America. Just fun to walk around and experience the cobblestone squares, narrow streets, and beautiful buildings.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Old Montreal has the feel of being France but not yet having quiet the right weather as you do in France in April! The atmosphere is very safe, busy, bustling and vibrant. Try out the local nosh of poutine and Montreal smoked meat sandwich.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the place to stroll around, visit the museums and going for restaurants. I also think, this is the best area to stay.

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Middletown Springs, Vermont
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed midtown but my wife wanted to go to old Montreal to see the cobblestoned streets and have some pastries. It's a great place to unwind and relax wandering around the shops and drinking coffees at the small bistros. Makes you feel like you're in Europe. Loved every minute of it.

1 Thank Glen G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love Old Montreal. It's like a little piece of olden day Europe. There is so much to see and do and you'll find some of the best dining options. So many terraces to enjoy and shops to visit. It's a different experience every time I go. You won't be sorry.

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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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