Discover Historic Old Montreal
Visit the historic center of Montreal, Quebec during your stay at Le Nouvel Hôtel & Spa. Located just 3 kilometers from our hotel, Old Montreal offers centuries of history to explore and is home to a number of the city’s top destinations, including Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal City Hall, and the Old Port. Whether you are visiting our bustling city for business or leisure, we recommend spending some time exploring all that Old Montreal has to offer.
Notre-Dame Basilica – 2.4 kmOne of the most beautiful architectural marvels in Montreal, the 19th Century Notre-Dame Basilica features fascinating Gothic Revival architectural details that will leave you in awe, including intricate wood carvings, a deep blue-coloured ceiling decorated with golden stars, and vibrant stained-glass windows depicting the history of Montreal. It also houses an impressive Casavant Frères pipe organ from 1891.
Museum Pointe-à-Callière – 2.6 km
Take a tour through history at the Museum Pointe-à-Callière. Explore exhibits and galleries with artifacts and artwork from the times when Natives camped here to present day. The museum showcases archaeological discoveries made on this site, which started in the 1980s.
Champs de Mars – 2.8 km
Located next to the Montreal City Hall, this public park offers stunning views of downtown and Chinatown. The site’s name commemorates its former military purpose—Mars was the Roman god of war and campus Martius was a Latin term for a military exercise ground. The walls seen throughout the park are the location of the original walls built to protect the city.
Old Port of Montreal – 3.1 km
Along the St. Lawrence River, you’ll find the Old Port of Montreal—the cultural soul of the city. Here, you can observe the area’s striking historical structures, find your way through the world’s largest maze, soak up the sun on Clock Tower Beach, visit the Montreal Science Centre, watch a big-screen movie at the IMAX®TELUS Theatre, and partake in invigorating outdoor activities.
Acknowledged as one of the ten finest heritage buildings in Canada, Marché Bonsecours is a must see. Here you will find one of a kind “made in Québec” crafts, jewelry, fashions and more! Dine on local fare, sit on a lovely terrace or enjoy the 17th century flare of the Cabaret du Roy.