Quartier Latin and Gay Village Walk, Montreal

Quartier Latin and Gay Village Walk (Self Guided), Montreal

Montreal has a large diversity of architecture and the Quartier Latin has many fine examples of both early and late Victorian buildings. The area also has some great theaters and artists and musicians gravitate to the local cafes. There are also a lot of very good stores to browse through and you will quickly get carried along with the lively atmosphere of this slightly off-beat, multi-ethnic neighborhood. On this walk you will also discover some excellent mansions and historical buildings ranging from Gothic Revival to Neo-classical along East Sherbrooke Street.

Another wonderful aspect of the beautiful city of Montreal is its total, unbiased acceptance of the LGBT community. The late 1980’s saw the birth of the Gay Village – usually just referred to as “the Village” – undoubtedly the largest neighborhood of its kind on the continent. It’s a great place to visit, with its terrace cafes reminiscent of Paris and its young, happy-go-lucky residents, both LGBT and hetero. If you decide to stay on for the evening, the nightlife is excellent, boasting seriously good restaurants and some of the best nightclubs in the city. You will meet really nice people and a lot of students who live in the Village because it is close to the Université du Québec à Montréal.
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Quartier Latin and Gay Village Walk Map

Guide Name: Quartier Latin and Gay Village Walk
Guide Location: Canada » Montreal
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: MilaT
Rue Sherbrooke Est

2) Rue Sherbrooke Est

Rue Ontario Est corner with Avenue Savoie

4) Rue Ontario Est corner with Avenue Savoie

Rue Saint-Denis corner with Rue Ontario Est

5) Rue Saint-Denis corner with Rue Ontario Est

Rue Saint-Denis

6) Rue Saint-Denis

Rue Sainte-Catherine Est corner with Rue Berri

7) Rue Sainte-Catherine Est corner with Rue Berri

Rue Sainte-Catherine Est

8) Rue Sainte-Catherine Est

Place Émilie-Gamelin

9) Place Émilie-Gamelin

Rue Sainte-Catherine Est

10) Rue Sainte-Catherine Est

Rue Sainte-Catherine Est

11) Rue Sainte-Catherine Est

Rue Sainte-Catherine Est

12) Rue Sainte-Catherine Est

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Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
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The...  view more

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