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Old Montreal, Montreal

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Wander through one of North America's oldest urban areas at Old Montreal. First established by French colonialists in the mid-17th century (after the defeat of the local Iroquois people), the neighborhood retains much of its old-world charm. Admire the facades of important religious buildings, grab a meal on the terrace of one of the district's many restaurants, or simply lose yourself in the web of cobbled streets. Stroll down to the waterfront to see views over the Saint Lawrence River. Plan to visit Old Montreal during your Montreal vacation using our convenient Montreal trip itinerary planner .
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  • This place has a lot of history and the cobblestone streets with old buildings transport you back in time. However most of the restaurants are mediocre at best and cater to large crowds and tour group...  more »
  • We loved Old Montreal, the beautiful architecture , the history, the quaintness, the cobblestone roads, the food and mainly the people of this great city!  more »
  • We had the chance to discover a Museum of sculptures open in Sherbrooke Street, for the anniversary of Montreal 375 eme. "Walk for peace" stunning masterpieces. Lovely Basilica Notre Dame, unfortunately closed for very nice city concert
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If beautiful architecture and views over the water appeal, stay in the historic neighborhood of Vieux Montreal (Old Montreal), where you'll be a stone's throw from the best attractions in the city. If modern convenience is more important to you, look for accommodations in the downtown neighborhood of Centre-Ville, or head a bit farther out to the artsy district of Plateau Mont-Royal. LGBTI visitors might want to consider staying in The Village, Montreal's famously progressive hub of gay and lesbian culture.
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