Old Montreal

Without a car or lots of money to dine out in Montreal you can be pretty stuck for things to do (unless you like walking a lot, which after an hour walking to the gym, I don’t). But luckily for us, we were near the historic district of Old Montreal. Although it is only a small part of the city it has a lot of charm (and food). One afternoon Paul and I decided to have a wander around the cobbled streets and observe what was visually on offer.

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A big shame about much of Canada is that the cities seem brand new. Glass towers with very little character or architectural ambition, and that is a shame. But Old Montreal brought some of that back which I appreciated very much. Here are some snaps from our afternoon walk.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Beka Louise October 13, 2015 at 10:32 am

    This looks like such a beautiful place. I hope you had a lovely afternoon!

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

    • Reply Laura October 14, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 It was xx

  • Reply The Sunday Mode October 14, 2015 at 9:54 am

    From the photos it looks like definitely something really European about Old Montreal, the cobbled streets really give me that vibe. I’ve always wanted to go to Canada (anywhere in Canada really) so it’s nice to hear a bit more about some specific places.

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com

    • Reply Laura October 14, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      If I was to recommend anywhere in Canada I would say Banff and Vancouver 🙂 But Montreal is beautiful! xx

  • Reply Alison Harriman October 16, 2015 at 7:52 am

    You will find that European flavour you are after almost exclusively in the province of Quebec, which is where Montreal is. It was one of the first, if not the first, area of the country to be settled. Ontario and the Maritimes (where I’m from btw) run a close second. Quebec City also offers some fine examples of Old World architecture. Did you know is the only walled city in North America? Built to keep the invading British out. Worked too for a while. LOL! You need to see Montreal in the summer time, when the jazz festivals and other events are on. Some of the best shopping in North America can be found there too. Don’t I sound like a tourist board for my native country!

    Ali

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