Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal

Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal (must see)

Located to the east of Mont-Royal and to the north of downtown and Sherbrooke Street, Plateau Mont-Royal is a must-visit destination on your trip to Montreal. The name reflects the fact that it is located on Sherbrooke Street’s flat terrain.

The Western part of the Plateau was previously inhabited by Jews and the Eastern part by Quebecois. This was predominantly a working-class neighborhood and was also home to famous Quebec writers such as Mordecai Richler and Michel Tremblay. Read their books and you will find that most of their stories were set in the Plateau of fifties and sixties.

You will be pleasantly surprised by the vibrant atmosphere at the Plateau Mont-Royal with brightly collared homes, bookshops, charming cafes, and a great attitude. Do not miss out on some of the popular tourist attractions on Saint Laurent Boulevard.

Visit the source of the delicious Montreal smoked meat at Schwartz’s Deli. If you visit Plateau Mont-Royal during summer, you can enjoy the crowded weekend street fair. This neighborhood exudes a bohemian aura. It is also close to the popular McGill University which is one of the reasons why many people decided to settle down here.

Today you can find an array of nightclubs, upscale restaurants and exclusive fashion stores along St-Denis and St-Laurent strip.

Why You Should Visit:
This part of town has a unique architecture with many wrought iron staircases outside the homes. Really elegant area and a great place to walk.
It's worth a trip just to visit Parc de La Fontaine during the summer or fall.

Tip:
Nightlife is good: make sure you go by St Denis or St Laurent street.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Plateau Mont-Royal
Sight Location: Montreal, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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