Vieux-Port de Montréal
Montréal's Old Port has morphed into a park and fun zone paralleling the mighty St Lawrence River for 2.5km and punctuated by four grand...
A home of French governors in the early 18th century, this mansion is one of the finest examples from the ancien régime. It was built...
Rue de la Commune
Set back from the waterfront, ‘the Common’ is a showcase of the rejuvenation that has swept Old Montréal. Compare it with old photos and...
L'Usine de Spaghetti
Brimming with tourists and hearty piles of pasta, this Italian family-friendly restaurant is a good-value alternative to the touristy...
350 Rue St-Paul Est · interesting places nearby
Marché Bonsecours information
Opened in 1847, this sprawling neoclassical building has been everything from a farmers market to a concert theater, and even served briefly as Montréal’s city hall (1852–78). It’s also where the government of United Canada retreated, in order to continue the legislative session after the parliament buildings nearby were burned down by an angry Anglo mob in 1849. Today’s marché (market) plays a somewhat less heroic role. The restored building reopened in 1992 as a gallery for shops selling arts and crafts, leather goods and garments. The upstairs hall hosts fashion shows and art auctions. Restaurants line the facade on Rue St-Paul.