Explore the historical heart of Ville-Marie with a professional tourist guide
For the many travelers coming through Montreal, a “must do” within this cosmopolitan city is a walking tour of Old Montreal where one can really understand how the city as the best of the Old world in Old Montreal, whereas the downtown area as the best of the New World.
While walking through the cobblestone street of St. Paul, one can certainly feel the rich history that transpires through the walls of the adjacent buildings. It is no surprise that Montreal has been selected for many major film production to depict a European city as it has remained quite untouched and even comes with horse drawn carriages!
Come and discover with me the diversity of Montreal during a walking tour of Old Montreal, where you will see where the first settlers actually set foot in Montreal, better known then as “Ville-Marie”. The architecture will take you as far back as the 17th century all the way to more contemporary buildings.
During the tour, you will learn about the history and architecture of Montreal through anecdotes revealing the city’s secrets! Highlights on the tour include:
• Place d’Armes
• Notre-Dame Basilica*
• Cours Le Royer
• City Hall
• Place Jacques-Cartier
• Champ de Mars
• Bonsecours Market
*A visit inside the Notre-Dame Basilica ($5) can be arranged during the day, but is closed at night for the “Then there was light” presentation.
Exact sequence, timing and whether we go to everything depends on your interests and schedule.