Montreal Latin Quarter (Quartier Latin) Tours
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The action in Montreal's Latin Quarter (Quartier Latin) centers on Saint-Denis, a street lined with funky shops and bistros. The area really comes into its own in summer when it hosts festivals. Locals, tourists, and French-speaking students from University of Quebec at Montreal pack the neighborhood’s many cafes, bars, theaters, and live music venues.
The Latin Quarter is one of Montreal’s most vibrant and buzzy neighborhoods, with locals and tourists drawn to its eclectic mix of independent boutiques, microbreweries, coffee shops, and in-demand restaurants. Explore the Latin Quarter by day as part of bike, scooter, or food and drink tour of the city, or come after dark to experience the energetic nightlife.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Latin Quarter is a must for first-time visitors to Montreal.
- In warm weather, many restaurants, bars, and cafes set up open-air terraces overlooking the street.
- The Latin Quarter is mostly wheelchair accessible with lots of curb cuts. Access can be challenging in winter, when snow and ice may obstruct sidewalks.
How to Get There
To get to the Latin Quarter by public transportation, take the metro to Berri-UQAM (Green, Orange, and Yellow lines). The no. 30 bus, which travels down Saint-Hubert and Saint-Denis, also stops in the neighborhood. There are parking garages if you plan to drive; note that street parking can be tight.
When to Get There
The best time to visit is on summer weekends, when several festivals take place, and the streets are animated with people. One of the more popular is the Just for Laughs Festival in July, which sees live comedy performances hosted in venues across the Latin Quarter. If you can, stick around until nightfall to soak up the infectious energy.
BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque
Opened in 2005, this 355,209-square-foot (33,000-square-meter) library building is one of the architectural highlights of the Latin Quarter. It’s home to millions of books (including a copy of every book published in the province of Quebec since 1968), magazines, and other multimedia, including films. The library also features exhibition spaces and an auditorium where talks and performances are staged.
Address: Quartier Latin, Montreal, QC, Canada
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Montreal is the headquarters of the famous DAVIDsTea and home to a diverse tea culture. On this 4.5-hour tour that includes both walking and taxi rides, meet the top tea makers in the city with the help of a certified guide. Tasting different teas along the way, visit a Victorian-style mixology bar in Montreal's trendy Mile End, a Chinese tea company that’s one of the world’s top importers, and a French tea importer. A formal afternoon tea completes your tea education.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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