Located along the St. Lawrence River, Old Montreal is the oldest area in the Canadian city of Montreal
. The neighborhood is reputed for being lively and historically charged; sights including New France architecture and calèche (horse-drawn carriages)
are nothing out of the ordinary. Vacation rentals and condo rental accommodations are available in the neighborhood.
Established in the seventeenth century, Old Montreal underwent not only a change from French to British rule, but a lengthy series of devastating fires that culminated in one of the most distinct architectural landscapes
. The neighborhood is home to a myriad of tourist attractions including several colonial-age mansions, the Notre-Dame Basilica and the officially oldest building in the city, Saint-Suplice Seminary. All vacation rentals in the district are close to historical sites.
For an unforgettable view of downtown Montreal, head down to the Champ de Mars
, located between the City Hall and the Ville-Marie Expressway. Besides providing a beautiful vista of the city, the area is home to one of the few places where physical evidence of the colonial-times fortified settlement can still be seen
If you’re planning to get a vacation rental accommodation in the summer, make sure to bring plenty of sun screen, shorts and sunglasses because temperatures (Celsius) are known to reach high twenties and low thirties between May and September.
Once you’ve settled into your lodging accommodation, don’t miss out on the many other interesting features offered by one Canada’s cultural capitals. With a comparatively high population density and an extensive web of bike trails
, the city is easily navigable by bicycles. Didn’t bring one of your own? Not to worry, the city has invested into a bike renting system
. Stations have been setup throughout almost every part of the city. You can simply go to any such station, authorize your credit card for a deposit, which will be given back to you as soon as you return your bicycle at any other station
, and enjoy traversing the metropolis under your own power. Head down to Saint Joseph’s Oratory and ascend the steps that have been climbed by countless pilgrims since the Oratory’s inception. For the exceptionally devout, wooden steps to be climbed on the knees are provided. After a long day of sight-seeing, head downtown for a gourmet snack from one of the many restaurants offering fine dining
, or if you crave an Asian kitchen, check out Montreal’s Chinatown.
Owner Direct offers the best selection of condo rentals and other types of vacation rental accommodations in Old Montreal.