Once Montreal's bustling downtown area, restorative efforts refurbished Old City after it fell victim to urban decay in the late 1900s. Its buildings and museums, which date back to the 17th century, include five-story Montreal City Hall, Bonsecours Market, Chateau Ramezay and gardens, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, and the Old Royal Bank Building—a Canadian financial icon. Horse and buggies chauffeur tourists down the cobblestone streets, and along the riverbank are the museums and attractions of the Old Port. Its entrance, called Place Jacques Cartier, draws artists and entertainers of all kinds. The restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and flower-filled walkways brim with tourists in summer, and at Christmastime, the square's wide, snow-covered streets are flanked by lighted trees.

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Romance Review of Old Montreal

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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RomanceExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
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RomanceExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • For a peaceful stroll and stolen kiss or two during daylight hours, wander through the serene gardens of historic Château Ramezay on rue Notre-Dame Est. The château/museum is also an exquisite site for a reception or wedding.
  • Have lunch in the outdoor café at Jardin Nelson, where jazz and chamber groups serenade patrons under a leafy canopy. Excellent people-watching.
  • Hail a calèche, or horse-drawn carriage, at Place d'Armes or Place Jacques-Cartier and take a tour of this old quarter.
Tucked between the St. Lawrence and the modern skyscrapers of downtown, Old Montréal is the New World's Paris, steeped in history and romance. This is where Montréal was founded in 1642, and its crooked, cobbled lanes have been drawing

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Tourist information available at 174 Notre-Dame St. East
Along the Saint Lawrence River
Montreal, Quebec

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 877-266-5687
Email: info@bonjourquebec.com
Neighborhood: Old Montreal
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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