Plateau Mont Royal & The Mile End: Private 2.5-hour Walking Tour
Explore the colourful, Bohemian and uber-trendy neighbourhood of Montreal's Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End with an expert private guide on this fascinating 2.5-hour walking tour. Famous for its quirky shops and cafes, street art, and music, a private walking tour of Plateau Mont-Royal is a really wonderful way to see and appreciate the city.
On your private tour, you will:
- Enjoy exploring the friendly, Bohemian, artistic, colourful and extremely trendy neighbourhood of Plateau Mont-Royal with an expert guide;
- Soak up the vibrant atmosphere and admire the colourful buildings;
- Learn about the history of the area as you pop into boutique shops and sample delicious bites of food from street vendors like a Fairmount Bagel;
- Wander past bookstores, antique shops, libraries and vintage shops - soaking up the creativity that oozes out of the buildings;
- Walk through the charming and leafy Parc Lahaie with its European fountains;
- Hear about Montreal's cutting-edge place as a world leader in urban street art, murals, and graffiti as you pass Casa del Popolo and maybe catch some live music;
- Stroll down the famous Saint Laurent Boulevard with its eye-popping murals - a living museum of ever-changing art, over 7 miles long;
- Hear how Montreal emerged in the 1970s as a hive of urban art, and now hosts major festivals like MURAL;
- Explore several hidden and well-known gems, including the amazing Leonard Cohen Mural;
- Walk along the stunning streets of the area where history and modernity co-mingle, including Avenue Laval;
- Saunter around Saint-Louis Square - known for its literary heritage and amazing brightly painted Victorian rowhouses;
- Admire yet more street art: L'Euphorie des Sages by Carlito Dalceggio;
- End along Saint Laurent Boulevard to continue exploring!
Explore Montreal's coolest neighbourhood, Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End with an expert private guide. The area is both a living, an ever-changing open-air museum of some world-famous street art, murals, and graffiti as well as home to historic buildings and storied streets. It hums with quirky shops, trendy cafes and pop-ups, chic boutiques, and colourful old buildings dating to the Second Empire in the 19th century.
The Plateau is also a very leafy area with several pretty parks as well as European-style squares like Saint Louis, known as Petit Paris (little Paris) because of the large number of French immigrants who have made their home here.
You'll find many arts institutions situated here, such as the National Theatre School of Canada, the Quebec Conservatory of Music in Montreal, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and many theatres such as le Rideau vert, le Théâtre de Quat'Sous, La Licorne and le Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui, he Plateau is popular with students, artists, and musicians as a major centre for the arts.
Most of all enjoy the creative but laid-back atmosphere and attitude of this fantastic and fabulously pretty area - a must-see tour on your Montreal vacation.