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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
Phone Number: +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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Nice walk

Enjoyed a nice walk around the area. A lot of construction going on that hampered access to some streets and venues but with a little patience, we managed to get to everything we... read more

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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed a nice walk around the area. A lot of construction going on that hampered access to some streets and venues but with a little patience, we managed to get to everything we wanted to see. A good glimpse of Montreals history. Not as large and impressive as older British or European cities, but unique in its own way.

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old Montreal is Beautiful, with brick streets, musicians playing their instruments on the sidewalks. Bakeries, ice cream shops, and some amazing shops and restaurants are all around. The architecture is amazing. If you are in Montreal, Old Montreal should definitely be on your list of places to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the cab drop us off near Norte Dame and then we wandered around Old Montreal. The area was loaded with shops, businesses and restaurants. I was surprised that the area was so busy, because our visit fell on the Canadian Thanksgiving day. It is very interesting to view the old buildings that have been saved from destruction but... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great architecture, lots of history. The weather wasn't that cold when we were there and yet the streets were empty. We couldn't figure out where everyone was but then we learned of the underground city. You can search that under trip advisor and it will give you more details but basically it's an underground network consisting of 32 kms of... More 

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Old Montreal as a family since my husband had never been there. He can't wait to go back. It's a beautiful city in which you can walk to everything! From the Basilica to the Cafes everything is beautiful and the people are extremely welcoming!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful buildings, restaurants and shops. A great feeling of history. You can easily spend a day here soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying good food. Plenty of galleries with wonderful items on offer. Always hard to resist but you need space or be at the end of your trip to buy them. Of course most galleries ship.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wander through the streets perusing art galleries, unique shops and food of all kinds. If you are feeling energetic, run to the waterfront. If you are feeling spiritual. wander to the basilica at Notre Dame. There is no way not to enjoy this hip artsy corner of the city...

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Montreal in mid October as we had done on several occasions and the weather had been ok. On this occasion the weather was horrendous with 3 days of almost continuing heavy rainfall and cold winds. But having said that we put our coats and gaston ventured out and had a great time in Old Montreal . Much... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can do this trip in one day. There is a lot of character and picture opportunities. Perfect for pedestrians buy very little parking for cars. Lots of restaurants but could be expensive. Boutiques are beautiful but some expensive. Art galleries are definitely worth dropping by with friendly, passionate staff to give information.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a well preserved piece of history of the city of the Montreal. It houses many unique shops, art galleries, restaurants, and cafes.

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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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