Old Montreal Vieux Montréal
Said to be North America's most remarkable concentration of 17th, 18th and 19th c. buildings, "old Montréal" is the delightful Parisian-style quarter between the harbor and the banking district. Lovingly restored over the past thirty years, and very popular with visitors, it is best explored on foot, starting from the Metro for the Champ de Mars, just south of the station. A one-time drillground, then a promenade for the bourgeoisie, and now a square on the Rue Notre-Dame, this is overlooked by the two imposing 19th c. buildings of City Hall and the Palace of Justice.
Place Jacques Cartier
Place Jacques Cartier contains a popular market area with shops and cafes.
The Rue Saint Sulpice, as it runs down to the waterfront, is crossed by Montréal's oldest street, the Rue Saint-Paul, nowadays lined with all kinds of shops, but originally completed in March 1672 as the road between the fort and the Hôtel Dieu, the old hospital. It gets its name as much from Paul de Chomedey, the city's devout founder, as from St Paul the Apostle.
The Place Royale, a short distance to the west of the Rue Saint-Paul in Montreal, was the heart of French colonial life, its market and its parade ground until transformed in the 19th c. with various government buildings.The Neo-Classical customs house (1837) stands at the northern end.
Musée d'archéologie et d'histoire
Address: 350 Place Royale, Montréal, QU H2Y3Y5, Canada
Montreal Science Centre
The Montreal Science Centre offers a range of activities including exhibitions related to science and technology, and includes an IMAX theatre. The Centre is a favorite with families and is designed for all ages.
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