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Place d’Armes, Montreal

Place d’Armes, Montreal: Our most recommended tours and activities

Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the West Side

1. Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the West Side

Explore the west side of Old Montreal during this 90-minute walking tour. European in character, with cobblestone streets and cafe culture, much of Old Montreal has been preserved in its original 17th century state. Your expert guide will share the exceptional history of this French-influenced city while showing you its stunning architecture and historic sites. Begin your walk close to Notre-Dame Basilica and end at the Place Royale, near the Pointe-à-Callière Museum. Encounter a variety of highlights in between as you see significant landmarks of Montreal, including the Place d'Youville and Place Royale. Walk along McGill and Saint-Jacques Street - once the financial heart of Canada. While Old Montreal reflects the city's rich and colorful past, today it is a vibrant, artistic, and trendy neighborhood lined with galleries, restaurants, and fashionable boutiques you can discover as you explore the area with your guide.

Montreal: Private Walking Tour of Old Montreal

2. Montreal: Private Walking Tour of Old Montreal

Discover Montreal's past from the foundation of Fort Ville-Marie in 1642 to today’s modern city on this Old Montreal private walking tour. The historic heart of the city and its adjacent Old Port will be the setting for the story of one of the greatest cities in the Americas. Your guide will lead you through a maze of narrow streets where many historic buildings can be found. Explore the birthplace of this metropolis and take a trip back in time. The departure time, duration, route, and content of the tour can be customized according to your needs and interests. Example itinerary of a typical tour: • Visit important public squares such as Place d’Armes, Place Royale, and Place Jacques-Cartier. Check out the monuments and works of art that are on display there • Admire the external architecture of buildings like the Notre-Dame Basilica, the three courthouses, the Château Ramezay, and the Bonsecours Market • Pass by the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel and City Hall as well as walking along the former 'Wall Street of Canada', St-Jacques Street • Discover the foundation site of the city’s first hospital, l’Hôtel Dieu in the Cours Le Royer • See the Sulpician Seminary, the oldest building in the historic district • Find out more about the Old Port

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What people are saying about Place d’Armes, Montreal

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 178 reviews

Alise was very knowledgeable and sweet. It was amazing to see how much history I would have just walked by without realizing. If you have time in your days I highly recommend this walking tour :). Thank you Alise!

Short tour so easy to fit in your schedule, but get to see a lot so you can plan the rest of your visit. Guide spoke well and had good information.

We learned lots about the history of the city, and the ways that history is written on the present-day cityscape.

Very informative! Our tour guide Elise stayed after to give us recommendations for food and other landmarks.

Knowledgeable, personal, great storyteller, throughly enjoyed the tour!!