Hôtel de Ville de Montréal / Montreal City Hall at night
Photo: Hôtel de Ville de Montréal / Montreal City Hall at night, Quebec Photo: Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media
Dating back to 1642, Montreal, or Ville-Marie as it was first known, was established in the area that is now referred to as Vieux-Montréal / Old Montreal. A major tourist attraction, Old Montreal is one of the oldest urban areas in North America.
Countless restaurants, cafés, bars, hotels, galleries, and shops line the winding, narrow paths of Old Montreal. Popular attractions include the beautiful Hôtel de Ville de Montréal / Montreal City Hall, quaint Saint Paul Street, the lively Bonsecours Market, and the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica.