Last updated: July 4th, 2022
Do you know about Saint Amable Alley? You might not be familiar with the name, but you’ve surely seen it on your Instagram feed! And for very good reason, this is THE prettiest street you can’t miss this summer in Old Montreal!
Thanks to the charm of its old stones, the alley was reimagined as a charming urban space, with wonderful red bougainvillea and elegant archways. Here, you can really feel the welcoming warmth of the season and the classy vibe of our neighbourhood. This street is a must-see that we recommended in the summertime shopping and photo ops article.
And as for the photo side of things, there’s something new this year! You can make use of the stand set up by the Old Montreal SDC that will let you set up your phone to take a a great portrait of this enchanting decor. Share your shots on Instagram with the keyword #vivezlevieux!
Whether you take pictures of it in daylight or at night, the flowers bring a touch of liveliness to this historical alley that’s been around for more than two centuries now! A bit further from the Jacques-Cartier Square at one end, this alley has a unique little nook that you have to see! “The challenge with this project was to invite pedestrians into the alley and make them want to visit the establishments surrounding it,” highlights the Old Montreal SDC who initiated this project as part of the Artère en Transformation program, funded by the city of Montreal.
Eventually, you will be drawn to these floral archways so you might as well take this opportunity to discover or rediscover some restaurants and bars nearby, like the very secret Cold Room, the small Pequeño or the Perché terrace! If between a few photo sessions you feel the urge to go shopping, you should head to the Old-Montreal Cours des Arts or Mimi & August, a shop that offers a large range of local products.