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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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Little France

Its little France. All streets just like Europe and charmingly romantic. I would stay in hotels in this area. Everything is walking distance.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its little France. All streets just like Europe and charmingly romantic. I would stay in hotels in this area. Everything is walking distance.

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Adirondacks, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came after the snow storm and it was difficult to walk on sidewalks. Otherwise it's a beautiful area of the city and worth exploring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking in the streets of old Montreal is the most amazing experience. Explore it in the morning and in the evening. The history comes alive in the evening when you use a free app to guide you through your magical walking tour. You won't be able to stop your camera from shouting the most magnificent pictures of the doors, buildings... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely area of Montreal with interesting old buildings, museums and lots of top class resteraunts. Also quite a few interesting shops, some more touristy than others. Plus a shop that sells a huge range of Christmas items all year round which was a bit unique. We visited while Montreal was having a huge blizzard but it was still great fun.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Old Montréal is amazing. Like walking through Europe. The shops and restaurants are great. So much to do, especially in the summer. I highly recommend you check it out.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Montreal, Quebec. What a beautiful city. It's filled with historical sites and modern flair. You can walk almost everywhere. Love it.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old Montreal has great charm and character. Of the areas we explored during our weeklong stay, it was most definitely the nicest, with great restaurants and shops. The science museum is Also right there as is Notre Dame.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Vieux-Montreal or Old Montreal is a must on any trip to the city. Enjoy the Gallic atmosphere of Place d'Armes, the square where you have full view of the Basilique de Notre Dame de Montreal. Also opposite the church be sure to visit the Banque de Montreal museum showing the history of Canada's banking system and money.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was incredibly snowy when we visited so much was closed but it was still a great place to spend an afternoon with shops, bars, great buildings and nice streets. A must see in Montreal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at La Petit Hotel for a night and walked around Old Montreal. Sadly, we had a snowstorm, so we didn't get to see as much as we hoped (which is why 4 stars instead of 5...What we saw was good, but not sure about the whole area!) We walked to Note Dame Basilica and to the underground city.... More 

Thank Lynn S

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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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