Vieux Montreal. The oldest part of the city, with some buildings dating to the 1600s, although most that line its cobblestone streets are from the late 1700s and 1800s. This section of Montreal lies along the St. Lawrence River and is accessible via the metro and by car. However, the best way to experience it is by walking the streets.
Probably my favorite thing to do was walk along the neighborhood's streets, admiring its architecture. The Notre Dame Basilica is by far my favorite building.
Constructed in 1829, it's the closest thing I will get to a European church for awhile...and I loved it. I also loved the Christmas store, Noel Eternel. Some of you may know that we collect Christmas ornaments from our travels and finding a store like this was wonderful.
I will admit that I was expecting Old Montreal to be more like Quebec City in its architecture. But, it was still amazing to be able to visit.
Maybe one of these days I'll get around to telling you about the rest of our trip!