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Things to do in Red-Light District, Ville-Marie

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“The largest underground shopping center in North America starts with Montreal Eaton Center. Happy shopping!”
  • 197 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Beautiful area, full of history. A perfect mix between old fashion and modernity ”
  • 352 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of the most popular places in Montreal! Offering huge sandwichs, smoked meats and more!”
  • 451 locals recommend
Historic Site
“History.Near the water. Street performances. Food. Vendors. Ice skating in the winter. ”
  • 292 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“If you're into dance/classical music/theatre/Jazz/Rock/ Francophone Pop you will surely be into the events taking place there.”
  • 274 locals recommend
Art Museum
“In the heart of summer festival headquarters (JazzFest, Francofolies, Nuits d'Afrique, Just for Laughs)”
  • 168 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Many Montreal festivals and concerts are there (jazz festival, francofolie, just for laugh, etc.). Only 20 minutes away, take the bus 129. It's also just a nice place to visit with lights and fountains.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Church
“Very Beautiful tourist center in Montreal. Church where Celine Dion and other big shots of Canada got married and their funeral services were made.”
  • 143 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Visit the historic old port of Montreal and enjoy a great walk by the water and some amazing restaurants”
  • 123 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The McCord Museum is a public research and teaching museum dedicated to the preservation, study, diusion, and appreciation of Canadian history.”
  • 57 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“This is a neighbourhood steeped in history, with an abundance of historical sights to see. The best way to discover Chinatown is on foot, with a leisurely stroll through its colourful streets.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Church
“This church in the heart of old Montreal is a jewel of Quebec Heritage . Oh and also homegirl Celine Dion got married here! I would recommend you walk down the cross street St Sulpice to SSENSE cafe ( 5th floor ) for a UNIQUE coffee shop designed by renowned architect David Chipperfield or walk a little further down to hotel William gray for a meal or a classic Italian coffee shop now also running through them called Olympico. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
History Museum
“Archeological museum about Montreal history. This is where I would start, to understand how this place all started. Audio visual presentation, hands on. Located on an actual archeological site.”
  • 117 locals recommend
University
“Number 1 university in Canada. Venerable research university founded in 1821 & known for its law, medicine & engineering programs. (1.9k)”
  • 100 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Great for families! Full of entertaining, interactive exhibition. Check out their website to see what's on.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Hotel
“a nice place in the heart of Montreal, a lots of bard nightclubs party a lot of restaurants ”
  • 82 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“One of the most popular places in Montreal! Offering huge sandwichs, smoked meats and more!”
  • 451 locals recommend
Lounge
“Best music in town in this little spot , not much room for dancing but you always have a great time here.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Chocolate Shop
“Nice stop for hot chocolate or desert treat when walking to st Laurent street.”
  • 80 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Great location in the terrace season, food is not cheap but its in old Montreal so nothing is. Often provides live music on a large unique outdoor terrace. Also good for a drink.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Happening barlike locale for seafood-focused eats like lobster poutine from chef Chuck Hughes. **Must have the lobster poutine and if you are a group the tasting menu is the best !”
  • 47 locals recommend
Brewery
“Brewpub offering local draft microbrews, tapas style dishes, and a rooftop patio. Their weekend brunch is good if you're looking for something other than bacon & eggs.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Nachos, vegetarians burgers, vegetarians burritos & comfort food. Said to serve the best nachos in Montréal! It's really close to the studio, on Milton St.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Bar
“Twenty-one years ago, a blonde Norwegian named Else arrived in Montreal and opened what is known today as "the Gem of the Plateau"”
  • 68 locals recommend

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