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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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Walking Tour of Old Montreal

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Old world charm

Montreal is a nice mix of old and new and the old part of town is full of grand old-world buildings and churches. Not quite the absolute charm of Quebec City but well worth... read more

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Montreal is a nice mix of old and new and the old part of town is full of grand old-world buildings and churches. Not quite the absolute charm of Quebec City but well worth spending a few hours wandering around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Old Montreal is more of a walk by location rather than drive to enjoy the visit to completion and admire the landmark great restaurant and a very romantic ambiance.

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Hillsdale, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I did enjoy walking this area.....the shops are almost all touristy things, which I found disappointing, but there are many interesting and fun great places to eat with great variety of ethnic types~

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Truly a beautiful place - great architecture, unique for Americans streets, really enjoy seeing all this, but since we went there during the winter we couldn't enjoy it much - weather was not cooperating :( Since we liked it a lit we are planning a trip for a warmer time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old Montreal is a nice walking tour and all the old architecture is well preserved. It is a mix of antique shops, outdoor restaurants and souvenir shops. It is worth seeing and there are a lot of areas to walk and some street musicians.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old Montreal is the historic part of the city You really need to go there if you visit Montreal It will recall you England or french Normandie There are plenty of really great museums, boutiques to buy gifts to your friends, the well known Bota Bota spa and the architecture is really interesting. Old Montreal is very different from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A taste of France and old Europe. Can't get to France go to Old Montreal!! You'll get a feel of the Old country, along with the language and joie de vivre. Love Old Montreal!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The old city of Montreal is a gorgeous grid of old architecture, cute boutiques, local and delicious restaurants and inexpensive souvenir shops. However ice and snow make it difficult to get around and it's completely inaccessible for wheelchairs. But if you're able-bodied and good for long walks over uneven terrain, it is a absolute must-see for your visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can't speak French and it seems like a lot of paperwork to get my nursing licensed switched over to a Canadian one, but Old Montreal makes me seriously consider it... Have come to this area a few times when visiting in-laws, and always enjoy my visit. I love wandering the streets and always revel in the thrill of almost... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fun place to walk around. You feel submerged in French Canadian culture. A variety of architecture with French influence.

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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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