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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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Nice Stroll!

Walked up and down St-Denis street and enjoyed the different areas of it. One corner has a gorgeous church and the other has a quaint restaurant. There's also the occasional night... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Steve R
Orlando, Florida
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Bremen, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry to see this former great and entertaining street to be abandoned. After the construction the last couple of years this nice street lost it's vib. I got the feeling it all moved towards St. Lawrence Street.

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Walked up and down St-Denis street and enjoyed the different areas of it. One corner has a gorgeous church and the other has a quaint restaurant. There's also the occasional night time strange entertainment waking around. But overall, nice place for a walk.

1 Thank Steve R
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Rue St. Denis is still worth a walk but its glory has really faded. There are a lot of vacant storefronts. A lot of others have been taken over by the ubiquitous chain stores. There remain some quirky stores and worthwhile cafes and restaurants but the neighbourhood really needs a shot in the arm.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Rue St Denis was just a few blocks from our hotel Best Western plus on St Catherine. We were told it was a great place to catch a few meals, great selection of restaurants within several blocks of walking distance. St Hublon Cafe had great French food however it is an 18 plus establishment. We also ate at Pancini, an... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Lots of shops and restaurants to see and hear a mix of Montreal's cultural make-up. English, French and Immigrants live and work together. walk, shop and talk to people in a cafe or restaurant. get to know us.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

St Denis is a good place to come and walk around if you have time outside of old Montreal et al. Little restaurants and cool little shops. They have a Fluevog store here and that alone was why I came. This unique shoes are sought after around the globe and I have ordered a few via their website but it... More 

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Saratoga, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

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.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

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.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 

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Reviewed 14 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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Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
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