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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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  • Several fine restaurants, coffee, bistros, shops, street arts, walking on the streets of old Montreal... stop take a beer, wine or eat in a small bistro... go over the edge of the river... etc.
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  • Lots of history, old buildings, cobbled streets, some great opportunities for monochrome photography, plenty shops and restaurants, street vendors and art, the old port is great area too  more »
  • Once you are in Montreal for any reason, work or tourism or business, a stop and a visit in old Montreal is a must. I love walking in the old town, it makes you feel in Paris ! Streets are narrowed an...  more »

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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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