Last update: June 8, 2023
The St-Amable alley is the inevitable address to take pictures this summer! This flowery alley brings quite the crowd and for a good reason! Along with the beautiful red bougainvillea and the elegant archways rising above this historic little street, you will find good restaurants nearby along with cute little shops that offer Made in Quebec products. It’s the perfect place to take a walk and snap some pictures!
Terrasse sur l’Auberge
At Terrasse sur l’Auberge, you will enjoy a panoramic view on the Old-Port while savouring great dishes! Located on the rooftop of l’Auberge du Vieux-Port, this restaurant is perfect to sip delicious cocktails while enjoying a wonderful view on Saint-Paul Street.
The belvedere of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel
Located in the tower of The Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, this belvedere offers an exceptional view on the whole neighbourhood. It’s the perfect place to immortalize the Old-Montreal from a brand-new point of view! Moreover, the chapel also allows you to use this magical place to organize your events.
Belvedere of the Old-Port
If you want to take pictures by the water, the belvedere of the Old-Port is the ideal place for that! It offers a panoramic view on the Old-Montreal and the Saint-Laurent River and you will also have access to a large covered balcony and a terrace on the rooftop to sip delicious cocktails and enjoy the sun!
With their turquoise storefronts, these two Old-Montreal branches with their general store feel will seduce you inside and out. Take a seat at a table and observe the vintage decor and furnishings, the vibrant colors of yesteryear and the beautiful ambiance created by this café.
Cours Le Royer
This place is a haven of peace, between stone and greenery, a little passageway that we love to cross and photograph. There's a lovely alley with tall, plum-foliaged trees and the instantly recognizable facades of former warehouse stores built between 1861 and 1872 and converted into apartments and offices in the mid-1970s.
Crew Collective Café
This majestic café is definitely worth a visit! The light-filled, gilded spaces of the former Royal Bank of Canada, built in 1926, will literally sweep you off your feet, just as they have done for feature films starring Paul Walker, Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron! You absolutely must come in to see the beauty of the place: a coffee and a few shots in a movie setting, you can't refuse.
On Rue Saint-Jacques - also known as Canada's old Wall Street - you can't miss the sublime façade of LHotel Montréal. Beautiful, large windows with orange sunshades and, of course, the famous red "Love" by American artist Robert Indiana stand in front of the impressive 1870 building.
A landmark store in Old Montreal, Maison Pépin and its courtyard are a must for the photographer in you! You'll also find great finds for your home, as this boutique is dedicated to helping you live out your passion for art, fashion and life.
See Old Montreal from a different angle
The brand-new Port of Montreal Tower at Grand Quay offers breathtaking panoramic views of Old Montreal. Climb 65 metres to the glass tower right on the banks of the St. Lawrence River and admire the view. For the more courageous, an elevated glass cage will give you a thrill!
Les Chuchoteuses sculpture by Rose-Aimée Bélanger
This work by Franco-Ontarian Rose-Aimée Bélanger, located at the corner of Saint-Paul and Saint-Dizier, depicts three women absorbed in conversation. Installed in 2006 as part of a project to enhance forgotten spaces in Old Montreal, the sculpture attracts the curiosity of passers-by, who like to take photos of themselves beside it.
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