Basilique Notre-Dame

The neo-Gothic basilica was built in 1829 and was the largest church in North America at this time. The predecessor curch of 1672, had become too small for the fast-growing community and was demolished in 1830 after completion of the new basilica. 

Place Jacques Cartier

The beautiful square in the historic center of Montreal was named after Jacques Cartier. The Frenchmen was the founder of the City of Montreal. The European-style square, surrounded by gray stone facades, opens toward the St Lawrence River and the old port. 

Vieux Ville

The Old Town of Montreal "Vieux Ville" is situated where the first French settlers founded the city Ville Marie in 1642. Narrow streets and small houses remind of villages in Brittany. In "Vieux Ville" you can feel the history of Montreal.  


Rue Saint Amable



Chinatown Montreal

The Chinatown of Montreal has got two Chinese gates. Many Asian restaurants and shops make the district an interesting destination. Rue de la Gauchetière is the main street of Montreal's Chinatown.  

Parc Olympique

In the Parc Olympique the 1976 Summer Olympics took place. From the 190 m high stadium tower you have a nice view on the Montreal. The futuristic stadium was designed by the Frenchman Roger Taillibert. 


At the Expo 1967, the American Richard Buckminster Fuller designed the spherical dome as the pavilion of the United Sates. The plastic honeycombs of the outer shell were destroyed in 1976 by a fire. Today there is a museum in here.


Ile Sainte-Helene


Parc du Mont Real

From the observation plattform at Parc du Mont Real you will have a fantastic long-distance view over the city and it's vicinity. The 211 m high Mont Real hilltop is the only Mountain in the area.  

Map sights in Montreal


Travel Guide Montreal

Welcome to Montreal

Montreal is the second largest city in Canada with around 1.7 million inhabitants. The city is located on an island in the St. Lawrence River. Montreal was discovered by Frenchman Jacques Cartier in 1535. The city received it's name from the highest mountain on the island, the "Mont Real".