Plateau-Mont-Royal Walk (Self Guided), Montreal

One of the loveliest districts in Montreal is Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, with its superb architecture, wide sidewalks and almost European feeling about it. Exploring the shops and galleries along Boulevard Saint Laurent will heighten this impression, as there is a happy mix of French-speaking and English-speaking residents.

It’s almost enough just to wander around the neighborhood admiring the different buildings, from brightly painted Victorian style houses to traditional brick built edifices with exterior stairways. The Plateau has a host of bookstores selling both new and secondhand books, sidewalk cafes and excellent food stores: you will find the best Montreal-style smoked meat here. There are also up-market clothes stores, old-fashioned pubs and trendy nightclubs.

Due to traffic control projects you will find a lot of “Ruelles Vertes” (Green alleys) where residents have re-naturalized the streets, which adds to the charm of the area and makes it seem almost like a country village in the heart of Montreal. Relax in St Louis Square Park which has a beautiful Victorian fountain; have a good meal a restaurant in the pedestrian part of Prince Arthur Street where street artists put on impromptu shows.
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Plateau-Mont-Royal Walk Map

Guide Name: Plateau-Mont-Royal Walk
Guide Location: Canada » Montreal
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Author: MilaT

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