Vieux Montreal

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by kylebarber on December 19, 2000

Crammed with tourists who navigate from one souvenir shop to another, the historic center of Montreal is still worth checking out for its grand old structures and cute sidewalk cafes. It's also a departure point for many other activities located on the Parc des Isles, including outdoor sports, a casino, museums and an amusement park.

The Place d'Armes piazza is flanked by the Basilique Notre-Dame and the domed Bank of Montreal. Place Jacques-Cartier leads down to the waterfront from Champs-de-Mars with cute little restuarants and shops lining the route. Montreal's City Hall and older court house are also due south of the Champs-de-Mars.

I didn't climb up it, but apparently the Clock Tower on Bonsecour Street has good views. On the opposite side of vieux Montreal is an archaeology and history museum that didn't seem to be attracting too many visitors.

Old Montreal/Vieux Montreal
Borough of Ville-Marie
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 3B2

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