Old Montreal, Montreal
Favorite thing: Just south of St. Catherine Street, and also on the Metro, you can reach Old Montreal, or Vieux Montreal. An old French section of the city, which still has the original narrow cobble-stone streets, just like in Europe. You will find older buildings that have been preserved and upgraded. You will find charming shops, and the best French restaurants, many where you can sit on the sidewalk cafe and watch the sights and sounds of Montreal pass by. You will find Notre Dame Cathedral, the famous gothic Cathedral where Celine Dion (she's ours) was married. You can also take a Caleche ride, that's a Horse-drawn carriage ride through Old Montreal. During the day, or at night, the street lights and old-world charm make Vieux Montreal a must see experience.
Favorite thing: climb the clocktower (Tour d'Horloge). From here there is a great view over the Vieux Port with the skyscrapers of downtown in the background, and in the other direction, the St Laurent River and Ile Sainte-Helene.
Favorite thing: Visit the old town / harbour front. It's an awesome recreational area, with plent of space to ride your bicycle and roller blade, or just lay down on the grass and enjoy. Take it easy, though, because there are a lot of people here during the summer, and there are plenty of things going on. Especially during the 'Just for laughs' festival.
See more than I did!!! Scheduling only one day for Montreal is one of my biggest regrets on my trip. This city deserves several days at the least.
Fondest memory: I loved walking around old Montreal with all the narrow streets and old buildings. Everything in Canada is so modern and Montreal reminded me a little bit of Europe. It's such a unique city here in Canada.
The Old city the one which was founded by french people leaded by Mainsonneuve , and surrounded by a wall during the English and French Wars is the most interesting thing I saw in Montreal.
You can still visit historic buildings and monuments in all the area between the Champ of Mars and the River St Lawrence.
Fondest memory: I enjoyed when I visited the Cityhouse of Montreal. There De Gaulle shouted to the crowds :'Vive le Quebec libre'
Favorite thing: Check out rue St-Paul and all of Vieux-Montréal! The whole area, especially St-Paul, is filled with winding, twisting cobblestone streets filled with buildings dating all the way back to the 17th century. St-Paul features surprises at every turn of its narrow cobblestone roadbed, including excellent restaurants, interesting shops, and a few museums. Check out the Ancienne-Douanne (Old Customs House) on the Place Royale, part of the massive Musée d'Achaeologie Pointe-a-Calliere, which features exhbitis on the history of the area and the excavation of its artifacts. Further down and off St-Paul is the Place d'Youville with the beautiful 1903 fire station which now houses the Centre d'Histoire de Montréal, a somewhat smaller museum of Montréal history. Also near the Place d'Youville are the Youville Stables and the Cours le Royer, both very old structures transformed into shopping and dining centres. Rue St-Paul itself has a number of excellent dining options, especially Café Stash, a Polish restaurant where patrons sit on 17th century church pews.
Walk around Old Montreal and look around the art shops, galleries, and craft stores. The quaint feel of the city is remarkable.
Fondest memory: Montreal has a wonderful European feel, and you don't need to cross the Atlantic ocean to experience it. Check it out.
The old Montreal... It's the most beautiful part of Montreal, mostly when you're from North America.
It looks a bit like France.
Fondest memory: People is what makes you want to come back to Montreal.
We're so friendly !
Don't hesitate to ask you're way in Montreal, we're always happy to help.
Favorite thing: This is the view of the downtown skyline from the Jacques Cartier Pier down at the Old Port. One of the better places to appreciate both the splendid old and new architecture of the city.
Favorite thing: Street performers perform around Old Montreal especially during weekends at the Place Jacques Cartier area. Stop for awhile and see their shows.
Fondest memory: my friend took this photo while i was sitting by the fountain in the old montreal... actually i hate being taken a picture since i'm not really photogenic, yet this photo flatters me.. hahaha^^
Favorite thing: Sit outside on the patio of a cafe on De La Commune Street in Le Vieux Port.
Go to the old town. Very French. Very pretty at Xmas. Classic French atmosphere.
Fondest memory: The clean crisp air.