Plateau Mont Royal

Trendy neighbourhood with a vibrant artistic scene.

Nearby Attractions

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Basílica Notre-Dame de Montreal
Built between 1824 and 1829 and visited by nearly one million people each year, Notre Dame Basilica is an active place of worship and an iconic heritage building.
Place d'Armes
Sitting in the heart of historic Montréal, this picturesque plaza is surrounded by some of Montreal’s most notable architectural landmarks.
Bonsecours Market
The restored 1847 marketplace has become a tourist and cultural attraction in the heart of Old Montreal.
Stretching for 20 miles and located right under the streets of Montreal, the Underground City is a gigantic network that links shops, offices, banks, restaurants, bus terminals & metro stations.
Scan & Axe Mural
On the corner of Boulevard Saint-Laurent & Rue Saint-Chutbert.
Leonard Cohen Mural
Leonard Cohen was immortalized by Kevin Ledo on a 9-storey building’s wall.

Related Tours

The Best of Montreal: Private Highlights Driving Tour
Discover all the highlights of Montreal on a whirlwind three-hour driving tour of this vibrant city with an expert private guide. Perfect for taking photos of all the must-see landmarks! Montreal is the largest city in Quebec, a French-speaking metropolis, famous for its vibrant arts and music scene, its many festivals, its passion for sport, the home of Cirque du Soleil, being the birthplace of Leonard Cohen, as well as its beautiful old French colonial architecture and fascinating history dating back to 1642. 

 On your private tour, you will:  

  •  Explore the most popular highlights of Montreal with an expert private guide on a whirlwind 3-hour driving tour;
  •  Learn all about the fascinating history of this vibrant and modern metropolis, dating back to 1642;
  • Hear how the city was founded as Ville Marie - the City of Mary - by French missionaries, and later named Mount Royal after the triple-peak mountain around which the city was built;
  • Travel back in time to Old Montréal as you visit Place d'Armes, the Old Port, City Hall and the Bonsecours Market;
  • Compare the modern architecture of the new Quartier International like the famous skyscrapers at Place Ville Marie;
  • Explore the hustle and bustle of downtown Sainte Catherine Street, and the grand and stately McGill College Avenue;
  • See a little of the RÉSO Montréal - more commonly known as the Underground System - a network of subterranean offices, hotels, cafes, shopping malls, a whole other city; 
  • Admire the Square Mile dating back to the Victorian era, then cross Mount Royal Park - to arrive at a breathtaking panoramic view of the city; 
  • Visit the awe-inspiring and iconic Saint Joseph Oratory, Canada's largest church - attracting 2 million pilgrims every year; 
  • Explore the Bohemian, laid-back districts of Plateau Mont-Royal, and the Latin Quarter - learning about the cultural and ethnic diversity of the city; 
  • Be astonished at the famously vibrant and colourful street art, murals, and graffiti on Saint Laurent Boulevard;
  • Enjoy the greenery and peace of Jean-Drapeau Park with Saint Helen and Notre Dame islands - an oasis of calm;
  • Spy the famous Gilles Villeneuve racing circuit, the Montreal Casino and La Ronde park
  • Stop to take photos of the Olympic stadium, and the world's tallest inclined tower - and pop into the Biodôme and the Botanic Gardens on your return. 

Montreal is a vibrant French-speaking, international metropolis, and the largest city in Quebec. It is famous for its historic architecture dating as far back as 1642 when the city was founded by French missionaries as Ville Marie (City of Mary) as well as for being a global hub for contemporary arts - especially Jazz, street art, and the Cirque du Soleil.  

Enjoy whizzing around all the major highlights of Montreal on this 3-hour driving tour - which enables you to take photos of all the must-see sights, as well as learn the whole history of this fascinating city. Admire the French colonial architecture in Old Montreal and compare it with the modern skyscrapers and epic murals, graffiti, and street art around Saint Laurent Boulevard. 

Take in the awesome panoramic views from Mount Royal Park, and admire the impressive dome of the Saint Joseph Oratory; the most iconic landmark of the city with one of the largest domes in the world. The basilica is a Catholic shrine that can seat 2000 people and attracts millions of pilgrims each year. 

Return via a refreshing walk in the peaceful Jean Drapeau Park, as well as photo stops at the Olympic Stadium or the Gilles Villeneuve racing circuit! 
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, Bohemianartistic, 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. 


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