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Not to be missed (Old Montreal)

  • the Notre-Dame basilica (Place d'armes metro station).
  • St-Sulpice seminary, oldest building in Montreal (1685) still standing, to the right of the Notre-Dame basilica.
  • Place d'Armes, in front of the Notre-Dame basilica. To the north of the place there's the Bank of Montreal (the building with the dome) which has a small museum about ... money (free admission, from 10am to 4pm).
  • Rue St-Jacques, the old business street (between Square-Victoria metro station and Place-d'armes metro station).
  • Centre de Commerce Mondial, block of renovated old buildings (Square-Victoria metro station), there's a great atrium with a fountain where the ruelle des Fortifications (alley) use to be. There's also a piece of the Berlin wall that was given to Montreal for its 350th birthday, it's near the east entrance (on the opposite side of the subway entrance).
  • Place Jacques-Cartier (Champs de Mars metro station), starts from Notre-Dame street near City Hall and continues down to de la Commune street. It's surrounded by restaurants and cafes (mostly for tourists).
  • de la Commune street parallel to the St-Laurent river and the old port (the old port is full of activities during the summer : exhibitions, you can rent bicycles, caleche rides, musicians...).
  • the Clock Tower, Bonsecour Street (just east of the Bonsecour Market), south of de la Commune. It's a good walk to the tower and a lots of steps to go up, but it's a very good view of Montreal and Ste-Helene island.
  • The old fortifications, old Montreal use to be surrounded by fortifications, but they have been destroyed. There are still some parts left, behind city hall on the Champs-de-Mars (Champs de Marc metro station) and in the Pointe-à-Callière museum.
  • Cours le Royer, old warehouses converted into condominiums. The story of the buildings and the land is written on a plaque with holograms to illustrate. It's just east of Notre-Dame basilica (walk down on St-Sulpice from Notre-Dame street).

N.B. When you walk down Place Jacques-Cartier to de la Commune street and the old port, Kind Edward pier is on your right and Jacques-Cartier pier and the Clock Tower pier are on your left.

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