Free Tour Old Montreal and historical anecdotes

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Francoys
Registered on August 16, 2022

My name is Françoys, I am a Montreal native and I have been working as a guide for 12 years and in tourism for 30 years. I would like to show you my city and anecdotes about history. Let's walk together!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

I invite you to travel back in time in old Montreal! I like to mix stories from Canada that stand out in old Montreal. This allows them to better understand my country and my city and its peculiarities.
I also provide them with a map of the city with a list of suggestions for places to see and do after the tour.

The Free Tour lasts between 2 hours and 2 and a half hours and its meeting point is the Nelson column in Place Jacques Cartier.
Along the tour we will see the Chateau Ramezay , the first church of Montreal: Notre-Dame de Bonsecours , then the Bonsecours market , the St-Paul street, the first commercial street, the Notre-Dame Basilica and the parade ground with its buildings counting 4 centuries of history.
Next we will go on the subway to show you how to use the underground corridors from the convention center. We will continue to the World Trade Center. Then it will be McGill Street and anecdote about the filming that is done in Montreal.
We will end the tour at the Royal Square and the Pointe-a-Callieres archeology museum.

I wait for you!

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  • Meeting point:
    Pl. Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y...
    Pl. Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y, Canada
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    I'll be at the base of Nelson's column on the same side that Nelson is looking at! I carry a long pole with a blue flag

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Marta 20 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Un recorrido muy entretenido, demuestra un conocimiento amplio y no le ha importado excederse en su tiempo más de media hora.
Rocio 20 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Francoys es un gran profesional! A parte de hablar todos los idiomas perfectamente muestra un entusiasmo y un orgullo de ser de Montreal que te contagia las ganas de saber más de esta magnifica ciudad! Os lo recomiendo mucho.
ALEJ... 01 Mar 2023
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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Realmente geniaaaal!! El recorrido fue fantástico, nos encanta saber de historia y Él sabe mucho sobre la historia de Montreal; el recorrido comprende muchos lugares diversos que conforman la Ciudad, fue tan interesante todo lo que nos compartió que se nos fue volando el tiempo; lo recomendaremos a nuestros amigos cuando planeen un viaje a la Ciudad porque no deben perdérselo!
Mali 20 Feb 2023

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Travelled in group - Feb 2023
The absolute best! Very knowledgeable and open to questions, we had a great time!
Felipe 03 Feb 2023

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Travelled in group - Feb 2023
Excelente guía y excelente tour, totalmente recomendado
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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