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Rue St-Paul

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Address: Rue St-Paul, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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+1 514-788-6100

The oldest and one of the prettiest of Montreal's streets is home to the...

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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If you don't stroll up and down this streets a couple of times you are missing out. There are so many shops, restaurants and galleries that it takes a couple of trips just to... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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118 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you don't stroll up and down this streets a couple of times you are missing out. There are so many shops, restaurants and galleries that it takes a couple of trips just to take it in.

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Garland, Texas
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is a great place to walk around, visit the art shops, eat at unusual restaurants, and just have a fun day.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

it was a beautiful sunny day, and we felt like going down to st paul street to stroll around and look at the boutiques and to finally end up in our favourite indian restaurant, Ghandi. The cobblestone streets reminding you of the olden days, people everywhere, just walking around and enjoying the stores!! There are alot of restaurants you can... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It is a street most pleasant during summer and early fall. Very lively. People walk leasurly just to enjoy walking, sitting on a café to have a beer or snack, or dinner. Most of the restaurants (terrasses) are very affordable price-wise.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

like visiting a European town, many shops and restaurants to eat and enjoy, cafe's also; nice to sit outside and a good day to have a nice meal or coffee and cake, walk the many connecting street and stop in many of the small stores.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

A great street for sauntering down to take in the charms of old Montreal. There are places to eat and drink as well as souvenirs to buy.

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Peterborough, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We happened-upon this street, after touring thru' the markets at Place Jacques Cartier, then saw Rue St. Paul. We went in and out of some stores, but just basically walked along here, to find a place for supper, and admired the streetscape. It looked beautiful at night, with the lighting! The winter night, gave it a crisp, clear feel. Nice... More 

Thank Jurora
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Must see in Old Montreal. It gives you the true flavor of the "old world" atmosphere. Many tourist shops of all levels. Good restaurants as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

It was nice to saunter along the street looking at the architecture. I didn't look at the shops as my purpose was to see what old Montreal buidings were like. It's a bit like walking along Nieuwedijk in Amsterdam or Covent Garden in London. Look up, people! Ignore the shops and look at the buildings. They are far more intersting.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to get your tourist gifts with plenty of nice places to stop and eat. We found a creperie up some stairs with a wonderful menu and extremely friendly owners (creperie st paul).

Thank JaneSM

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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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