Free Tour Old Montreal and historical anecdotes

Duration: 2h and 30min
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 payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

I invite you to travel back in time to 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 particularities.
I also hand them a map of the city with a list of suggested places to see and do after the tour.

The Free Tour lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and has as its meeting point the Nelson Column in Jacques Cartier Square.
Throughout the tour we will see Chateau Ramezay , the first church in Montreal: Notre-Dame de Bonsecours , then the Bonsecours market , St-Paul street , the first shopping 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 an 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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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 formula one race flag

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Historic Site Marguerite-Bourgeoys and Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Hotel de ville de Montreal
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Chateau Ramezay
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Marché Bonsecours
  • 5
    Outside visit
    La Grande Roue de Montréal
  • 6
    Outside visit
    3 Brasseurs Saint-Paul
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Old Port Steakhouse
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Cours Le Royer
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Place d'Armes
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Old Molson Bank Building
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Crew Collective & Cafe
  • 12
    Outside visit
    World Commerce Center
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Palais des congrès de Montréal
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Complex Desjardins
  • 15
    Outside visit
    Place des Festivals

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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Marts 22 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Salimos con Helena. El recorrido muy interesante, te permite 'entender' Montreal. Nuestra guía le puso pasión a su relato l9 que le da un plus.
Fernando Guillermo 20 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Francois fue muy preciso con los datos y muy apasionado en las explicaciones, el recorrido propuesto nos dio una visión general muy buena de la ciudad y de la idiosincracia de su gente. La guiada duró más de 3 horas y recibimos información adicional al finalizar el recorrido que nos ayudó mucho para los días subsiguientes (plano y listado de sitios sugeridos)
Marcelo 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Un guía con mucho información histórica, lúdico, dinámico y finalmente nos entregó muy buenos tips! Gran guía 5 estrellas !
Florencia 16 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Increíble el tour con Fracoys!! Más de 3 hs recorriendo el centro, el puerto y la zona financiera de Montreal. Muy interesante y entretenido como nos contó la historia de Canadá y la historia y curiosidades de la ciudad
Rosario 14 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Sorprendente en todos los aspectos, por todo lo q nos contó, por la amabilidad y por la cantidad de sitios que nos mostró. Super recomendable
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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 5 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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