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Bar a lunettes / Eyewear bar

Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Address: 401 McGill street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2G2, Canada
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+1 514-843-3466

Over 1000 meticulously selected frames from a worldwide selection.Sitting...

Over 1000 meticulously selected frames from a worldwide selection.Sitting comfortably at the bar, mirror in hand, immerse yourself into a world of infinite colors and unusual designs. Optician Marie-Sophie Dion and her team of professionals have the perfect glasses to quench your thirst for authenticity.

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Best Experience & Glasses Ever!!

I always struggle finding glasses that fit my narrow face. It seems there are not many choices that will fit me and even when I ask for help at shops, I don't find them very... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I always struggle finding glasses that fit my narrow face. It seems there are not many choices that will fit me and even when I ask for help at shops, I don't find them very helpful and if I don't like the one or two items they choose for me they quickly lose interest in helping me. Through word of... More 

Thank RockingGiraffe
Montreal, Quebec
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I just had the best glasses/eye exam/finished product experience - ever. Not only was the staff super welcoming, but I was also worried that my glasses would not be ready before my vacation, and they delivered - far earlier than expected! The shop is streamlined and attractive. Overall, an excellent experience. Thanks!

Thank Fabien K
San Diego, California
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219 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Shopping here is an interesting and unique experience. The service is excellent, and they know their products and care that you'll come away satisfied. I bought a pair of frames hand-made in Germany, and people back in the states who've seen them almost always say "wow." (Keep in mind, however, that quality and creativeness come at a price. Ah, well.)

1 Thank Jackcatscal
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Must see optician ...no puns intended , best selection of original eye wear in Canada, service as if you are a VIP...as it should be

2 Thank carlo t
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Your visit at this bar will be wonderful! If you love glasses, you have to stop at this place! Great concept, excellent service and decent selection!

Thank Sonia L
Northampton, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We stumbled upon this place on our second day in the city and because I need a new pair of frames, we decided to take the time to explore. Unlike other optometrists, they ask you what you want and like, and then they bring a selection of interesting options for you to consider while you sit at the bar and... More 

3 Thank VeronaWater
Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014

i had been looking for a new frame since years..keeping my old Anne et Valentin no. matter what.. Today I found The place : I found my new eyewear and my next one .. A quiet place, a professional who listen to your choices, and help you kindly and honestly A huge slection of beautiful frames, at a decent price

2 Thank Catherine A
New Mexico
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Starved for a decent selection of eyewear, we were like kids in a candy store! Karine was a wonderful guide through the near overwhelming selection of glasses and helped us find a half-dozen of spectacular choices for each of us. We wanted them all, but finally narrowed our selection to 2 each. Bland, boring frames no more!

Thank Barry B
Montreal, Québec, Canada
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345 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013

This is the best place to stop and shop for your new look, the optometrists there are professionnals with specific training in morphology so you do not chose the glasses they do to fit your face! you just sit there at the bar and enjoy....the only problem is that they have a superb choice of designer eyeware and you end... More 

Point Richmond, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

I discovered Marie-Sophie Dion's "Bar a Lunettes" eyeglass shop in 2007 while I was at a science convention in Montreal. Until that time, I had made mistake after mistake in choosing eyeglasses frames. I asked Marie-Sophie for help! She selected a very beautiful “Histoire de Voir” frames for me, and it transformed my appearance in a wonderful way. I've had... More 

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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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