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City Hall is in Old Montreal. (Credit: Handout)

City Hall is in Old Montreal.

Montreal

Old world meets new world in Montreal.

For those who want a taste of Europe
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For those who want a taste of Europe without the price tag, Old Montreal, which dates back to the establishment of New France, has cobbled streets, low-lying architecture and a traditional village square called Place Jacques-Cartier.

A must-see in Old Montreal is the Gothic
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A must-see in Old Montreal is the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica.

A horse carriage travels the streets of Old
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A horse carriage travels the streets of Old Montreal.

City Hall is in Old Montreal.
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City Hall is in Old Montreal.

Just south of Old Montreal is the Old
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Just south of Old Montreal is the Old Port, which stretches for more than 1.25 miles along the St. Lawrence River.

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The historic Montreal Clock Tower is in Old
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The historic Montreal Clock Tower is in Old Port.

The Biosphere, Environment Museum, in Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau
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The Biosphere, Environment Museum, in Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau

The Mount Royal Cross, a 31-foot steel crucifix
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The Mount Royal Cross, a 31-foot steel crucifix that lights up in different colors at night, is one of the main sights at the summit in Mount Royal Park.

Tourists and residents alike climb to the Belvedere
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Tourists and residents alike climb to the Belvedere on top of Mount Royal Park in Montreal for the view. From the park, the river can be seen below.

In Montreal, Canada, Crescent Street buzzes with nightlife.
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In Montreal, Canada, Crescent Street buzzes with nightlife.

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A wealth of activity on St. Paul Street
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A wealth of activity on St. Paul Street in Montreal, Canada.

A coach waits for passengers on Commune Street
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A coach waits for passengers on Commune Street in Montreal, in Quebec Province, Canada.

The March Bonsecours and the Basilica dome in
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The March Bonsecours and the Basilica dome in Montreal is lit up at night.

Ice cream shop Bilbouquet in Montreal is a
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Ice cream shop Bilbouquet in Montreal is a busy place at night.

The bagels in Montreal are different from those
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The bagels in Montreal are different from those in New York -- they are boiled in honey-sweetened water before they are baked, such as these at one of the city's bagel factories.

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From the Old Port in Montreal a visitor
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From the Old Port in Montreal a visitor can catch a view of the old city.

The old Viger Station in Montreal stands in
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The old Viger Station in Montreal stands in the foreground while the sleek, modern skyline of the city towers behind.

Women shop for flowers inside the Jean-Talon Market,
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Women shop for flowers inside the Jean-Talon Market, one of three major markets in Montreal. The markets also have booths for sampling and snacking on French-Canadian specialties.

The Museum of Fine Arts is in downtown
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The Museum of Fine Arts is in downtown Montreal.

Mary Queen of the World Cathedral and 1000
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Mary Queen of the World Cathedral and 1000 de La Gauchetiere is in the downtown area of Montreal.

The Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal is one of
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The Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal is one of the city's grandest churches in Montreal.

Montreal's Underground City is a set of interconnected
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Montreal's Underground City is a set of interconnected complexes, above and below ground through downtown Montreal. Here, the Underground at Place Montreal Trust.

Terrasse on Saint-Denis Street is a popular destination
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Terrasse on Saint-Denis Street is a popular destination for cafe-goers on the weekends.

Dorchester Square is a large urban plaza with
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Dorchester Square is a large urban plaza with trees and benches in the center of downtown Montreal.

The Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel ("Our Lady of Good Help")
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The Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel ("Our Lady of Good Help") is a church in the district of Old Montreal. It was built in 1771 over the ruins of an earlier chapel, making it one of the oldest churches in the city.