Old Montreal at Night

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    Caleche in Old Montreal

    The clip-clop of the horses' hooves syncopates an evening tour. © Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Few Places are more Romantic than Montreal by Moonlight

    Cap off a romantic visit to Montreal with an evening stroll through the old (vieux) city, where lights illuminate stately architecture, churches large and small, cobblestone streets, and tempting eateries.

    Travel back in time to Vieux Montreal by hailing a caleche (horse-drawn carriage).

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    Old Montreal Italian Restaurant at Night

    This restaurant's sign features a vintage photo of Vieux Montreal. © Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    No tour of Vieux Montreal should begin on an empty stomach. Feast on Italian or French cuisine in the old city.

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    French Restaurant in Old Montreal at Night

    A degustation menu offers diners the opportunity to sample a variety of items. © Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    When in Rome... eat like the locals do. This informal French restaurant prides itself on serving a range of Quebecois cheese.

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    Pierre du Calvet Restaurant

    The restaurant is attached to Montreal's oldest hotel, circa 1725, and perhaps its most romantic. © Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The oldest restaurant in Montreal, Pierre du Calvet serves fine French fare.

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    Old Montreal Sound & Light Show

    Tickets for the twice-a-night show can be purchased on site, in the church store. © Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The magnificent Notre Dame Basilica in Vieux Montreal is home to an evening sound-and-light show that explains the history of the church.

    For more information, see And Then There Was Light.

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    Entrance to Notre Dame Basilica Montreal

    The basilica is open to people of all faiths to view and visit. © Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica is the crown jewel in Quebec's religious heritage.

    For more information on visiting the church, see Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal.

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    Votive Candles in Notre Dame Basilica

    Statue of Canadian nun elevated to sainthood. © Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Votive candles are displayed in the church for the faithful to say a prayer and light a candle.

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    Notre Dame Basilica Altar

    Gold leaf and groined vault ceilings. © Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    A magnificent work of art and inspiration, the altar of Notre Dame Basilica is a magnificent sanctuary in blue and gold.

    Fans of architecture and design will find much to marvel at inside the church, from its highly ornamented pulpit to its stained glass windows that reflect the history of Quebec province.

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    Plaza in Front of Notre Dame Basilica Montreal

    Old and new Montreal together. © Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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    Place Jacques Cartier at Night

    By day, Place Jacques Cartier is a gathering place for Montrealers and visitors. It's lined with shops and restaurants, some of which stay open late. © Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Wide Place Jacques Cartier, the main street of Vieux Montreal, leads down to the St. Lawrence.

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    Marché Bonsecours Vieux Montreal

    Marché Bonsecours is the headquarters of the Québec Crafts Council. © Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Bonsecours Market is a showcase for Québec designers and artists inside an 1847 heritage building in Vieux Montreal.

    Find out more about Bonsecours Market.

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    Bonsecours Church

    The little church stands at the end of cobblestoned Bonsecours Street. © Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Montreal's oldest chapel, Notre Dame de Bonsecours, has welcomed the faithful for more than 350 years.

    Montreal is home to more than 300 places of worship for Christians. Find out more about Bonsecours Church.