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Rue St. Denis

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 2 other guides
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Address: 405 Rue Sherbrooke E, Montreal, Quebec H2L 1J9, Canada

A trendy upscale street with plenty of shops and restaurants.

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The Real Montreal

While I enjoyed the heavily touristed Old Montréal, Rue St Denis had a more authentic vibe of what this French speaking city is all about. Go at night. There are many excellent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Saratoga, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just an average city street dotted with shops on both street. On a nice sunny day, it would be a good walk to take from St. Louis Square to Place Jacques-Cartier in the Vieux Montreal. On a rainy winter day, the sidewalk is littered with debris, icy slush, and mud, not great for walking.

Thank JoanJh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I enjoyed the heavily touristed Old Montréal, Rue St Denis had a more authentic vibe of what this French speaking city is all about. Go at night. There are many excellent restaurants located all along the street.

Thank Domer90mom
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saint-Denis serves as one of the primary thoroughfares of both the Latin Quarter, where it plays host to a number of bars and restaurants, to the Plateau Mont-Royal, where it is known as one of the best places to view Montreal's distinct style of architecture. It is named for Saint Denis of Paris. We walked here one night after a... More 

Thank Mike K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Although the rue St. Catherine shops and Crescent St. bars appeal to tourists, especially English speakers, rue St. Denis has its own more vibrant presentation of restaurants, boutiques and bars.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Rue St. Denis is home of the Latin Villa area, which has a hub of restaurants and bars located a block from the metro line. There are all types of cuisine and in an area not as busy as downtown.

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Zaventem, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking where to go to eat or drink something in Montreal, come here. This is a vibrant street, lot's to choose from.

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Darien, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

As someone else had mentioned--not unlike Newberry Street in Boston. Interesting shops and good restaurants. Highly recommend Café Cherrier--best meal we had in Montreal--and they were all very good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Rue Saint-Denis begins down in Old Montreal and heads all the way up to the northern tip of the island of Montreal and apparently is one of the few streets in the city to cross the entire island! Most of the time it is devoted to eating, drinking and all sorts of entertainment, so if you're looking for somewhere to... More 

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St. Louis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Your hotel was located on St. Denis. We walked this street and found it to be hospitable, friendly and representative of the wonderful people that live in Montreal. It has that bon vivant feel to it.

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Oak Ridge, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Walked down Rue St. Denis expecting nice shops and restaurants and art etc. overall was VERY disappointed. There was some art and some cool bar fronts but the sidewalks were very dirty, many storefronts out of business and essentially just any normal street with bars. Not sure why so many good reviews but I assume they are from folks who... More 

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