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  • Address: rue St-Jacques, rue Notre-Dame, rue St-Paul, Montreal, Canada
  • Admission: Free

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Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)

On the edge of the St Lawrence River, Old Montreal (or Vieux Montréal) is the city’s birthplace with picturesque squares, grand old-world architecture, and a dense concentration of locals and visitors. The narrow Rue St-Paul, the old main street, teems with art galleries, shops, and eateries. The broad concourse of the Old Port is lined with green parkland and cafes along Rue de la Commune.

The area’s pulsating center is Place Jacques-Cartier. From here, its center promenade slopes down from rue Notre-Dame to Old Port, lined with 18th century stone buildings. At the base of the plaza are horse-drawn carriages, outdoor cafes, and street performers. Nearby are such highlights as the Bonsecours Market and the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. West of Place Jacques-Cartier is Place d’Armes, dominated by the Notre-Dame Basilica.

As you walk south, you’ll reach the Place Royal and the St. Lawrence River, which is completely taken up by Old Port (Vieux Port). Here you’ll find maritime facilities alongside a variety of museums and attractions, including the Montreal Museum of Anthropology & History. But the most fun of visiting this historic area is ambling along the cobblestone streets and marveling at the architecture. You’ll really feel transported from the modern era.

Practical Info

Old Montreal is bounded by rue Bern to the west, rue Saint-Antoine to the north, rue McGill in the east, and Old Port and the St. Lawrence River to the south. The area is easily accessible from downtown via the Underground City, and is also served by several bus routes and Metro stations.

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Montreal City Guided Sightseeing Tour, Montreal, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Montreal City Guided Sightseeing Tour

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See the best of Montreal on this sightseeing tour with a professional guide. Aboard a coach, admire more than 200 top Montreal attractions and landmarks while ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.28
Walking Tour of Old Montreal, Montreal, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Walking Tour of Old Montreal

4.5 star rating: Recommended 423 Reviews

Soak in the rich history, culture and heritage of Montreal on this walking tour of Old Montreal. See famous sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica, Place ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $19.22
Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal, Montreal, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Scooter Sightseeing in Montreal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Embark on a tour of Montreal on a morning, afternoon or evening tour into some of the cities most interesting neighborhoods. The best way to do this? Take a ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.99
Old Montreal Walking Tour, Montreal, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Old Montreal Walking Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Experience the history and progression of Old Montreal on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Follow a guide into off-the-path courtyards and see where the city ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.22
Montreal Food Truck Tour by Bike, Montreal, Walking Tours
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Montreal Food Truck Tour by Bike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover Montreal’s street food scene on this food tour by bike that takes you to six local food trucks. Food truck popularity across the US and Canada ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $112.24
Gems of Montreal Small Group City Tour, Montreal, Food Tours
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Gems of Montreal Small Group City Tour

This small-group tour of Montreal is limited to just 14 guests and features luxury vehicles, exceptional tour guides and one driver and one tour guide in every ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.38
Montreal by Night Tour, Montreal, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Montreal by Night Tour

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Explore Montreal in the evening during this sightseeing tour that operates from 7pm until 10pm, offering you flexibility to see the sights at your own pace. ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $23.06

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