Close to Boulevard Saint Laurent and the Old Port of Montreal lies the Latin Quarter, which makes up part of Rue Sherbrooke E and Berri street. This part of town is famously known as being the new entertainment district of Montreal, and is now being called "New Montreal."
This portion of the city has become a beacon for artists, musicians and performing artists of all kinds as they flock to Quartier Latin to find opportunities to make a name for themselves and to have their art seen and appreciated.
If you are artistically inclined and like a healthy dose of culture and entertainment then you will appreciate what the Latin Quarter has to offer. Those who manage the district have been working on fulfilling their mission and vision for this area, which was once run down, but has now experienced a revival. The vision is to see the Latin Quartier as the hub for entertainment, culture and business in Montreal. They propose to do this by creating a safe environment in which creative minds can express their ideas and where people can come to enjoy those artistic expressions.
So whether you intend on watching a theatre show, seeing a live musical performance, being entertained by street performers or buskers there are a number of options to choose from. Full details of the various performances in the many theatres are available on the official website. There are over 40 restaurants, bistro's, and coffee shops in the area so you are guaranteed to find something to suit your tastes in food and atmosphere. There are also more than 20 pubs to quench your thirst in. For those who love to shop, there are over 20 different stores to browse while you wait for your show to start.
A visit to the Latin Quarter of Montreal can definitely turn into a whole day affair with very little effort.
Facts For Your Visit
Hours: Mon-Sun 24/7
Address: Montreal, Quebec
Website: Quartier Latin
Accommodations near Quartier Latin:
|Metro Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Line 1, 2 or 4||Berri-UQAM||1 + Minutes|
|Line 2 - Orange||Sherbrooke||1 + Minutes|
How to get to Quartier Latin by Metro
By Metro: Berri-UQAM Station which is served my all three Metro lines in Montreal is located near the south end of the Latin Quarter. Take the St-Denis exit. Walking north along Rue St-Denis will lead you through the heart of the district.
If you would like to begin you exploration in the northern portion you can take Metro Line 2 to Sherbooke Station and take the Rue Berri West exit. Go to your right on Rigaud Street and follow it to Rue St-Denis.
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