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Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Address: 350 St-Paul St E | (Near Place Jacques-Cartier), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H2, Canada
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A famous market until 1963, this structure now houses various offices of...

A famous market until 1963, this structure now houses various offices of the city government.

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REPURPOSED HISTORIC BUILDING

The first floor of this old building has been repurposed as a market for mostly local Canadian items, Nice mix of vendors and a good place for gifts and a rainy day activity... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Howard P
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first floor of this old building has been repurposed as a market for mostly local Canadian items, Nice mix of vendors and a good place for gifts and a rainy day activity. Worth a visit. Hope this helps.

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NY state
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice but not anything special. Just like any other upscale mall. Has a nice shop that sells Quebecois designer fashions at fair prices with friendly staff.

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Thank medusagirl
Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The building is great and is next to the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, so you can visit it while visiting the chapel. It has some interesting shops for souvenirs.

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Knoxville, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I had thought this was a real marché, in the vein of the celebrated markets of France, with lots of food (to my mind: cheese) and produce. But no! All that is sold here are pricey Canadian gew-gaws like stone walruses and jewelry and outdoors clothes and trendy pajamas. NOTHNG to eat...well, there is a bistro of some sort, but... More 

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Thank Mary T
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We came here to escape the cold and explore the shops. We found a number of very interesting places that are worth a visit. First a store selling native people's stone carvings was most enjoyable. Second, there is a women's shop that has colorful sinner dresses and whimsical jewelry! Third there is a shop with men's outfitters clothing and knives.... More 

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Thank Steambush
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Clearly intended to attract tourists, this attractive old building may well succeed in doing so. However, much of the merchandise on display is schlocky. That may be what some people want; we found it to be largely a waste of time.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This building looks really cool from the outside, but the inside is just a bunch of shops. I didn't really look around that much, but I did use the bathroom.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The architecture of the building is very European. This is a big building with no so many but unique shops for local art and crafts, clothing. The highlight of the building is the Cafe des Arts! Great coffee, tea, delicious salads and sandwiches and many more. Highly recommended !

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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

My wife and I enjoyed walking through the various booths. We bought a few pieces of art by local artists that were reasonably priced. The two of us thought it was much less touristy than the majority of the small shops along the road leading to Marche Bonsecours. For me, it was great just to see how they had repurposed... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Good place to visit if you are walking around Old Montreal taking in the sites close to the Pier. Don't let the name "market" fool you. It's not packed with produce and food items. This is more of a stroll through and check out the gifts and maybe grab a small bite at the lower level kind of place. It's... More 

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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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