Old Montreal Hotels, Restaurants, Spas & More
In the heart of Old Montreal, the gentle slope down from the Nelson monument affords a superb view of the Old Port. A major gathering place and entertainment site in Old Montreal, Place Jacques Cartier draws passers by and visitors who enjoy street artists, roving entertainers, jugglers, mimes, face painters and caricaturists.
Cobblestone streets running up and down as far as the eyes can see mixed with swirls of restaurants and terraces. The chatter of antiques and lovers of art as they pass by moving onto their next find. The smell of the most exquisite grills and bouquets that one could ever experience and that hint of excitement of what’s around the next corner, Old Montreal.
The street overflows with warm and inviting restaurants offering traditional fine French and Quebecois fare. Busy nightclubs and jazz clubs add spice to the neighbourhood nightlife. The streets are crowded by fascinated pedestrians discovering the history of this beautiful city. Stroll along de la Commune Street and take in the magnificent view of the Old Port and the Victorian street lamps and flowers galore will win you over immediately. In the summer the surrounding sidewalk cafés and lively restaurants create a festive atmosphere, both day and night.
There is always something happening in the Old Port including, The Montreal Fireworks Festival, Festival en Lumiere, Osheaga and More. For full event listing check out our Montreal Festivals and Events page!