MICHELIN Travel Discover the world
Home > > > > > Tourist attractions

Leaving for Canada


Modify the search

Tourist attractions

Green Guide Stars

Green Guide Stars




Star rating

Tourist attractions Montréal

Enlarge map

Sort by :

  • distance
  • rating
  • 1 National Bank of Paris (BNP) / Laurentian Bank Towers Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1981 av. McGill-College CDN - Montréal H3A 3K3

    Completed in 1981, the sprawling, twin-towered structure is designed in a play of angles and shapes. The metallic-blue glass exterior of the office complex camouflages the actual number of storeys within (16 and 20 storeys) and reflects the neighbour..

  • 2 Complexe Desjardins Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    150 Ste-Catherine St. West CDN - Montréal H5B 1E9

    Opened in 1976, this complex appears heavy and austere from the outside. The vast interior plaza, better suited to the Montreal climate than an outdoor plaza, consists of four towers embracing an immense polygonal atrium lined with three levels of sh..

  • 3 Biodôme Interesting

    Museums and art

    4777 av. Pierre-de-Coubertin CDN - Montréal H1V 1B3

    Opened in 1992, this innovative museum occupies a building that was constructed as an Olympic cycling venue, the velodrome; its appearance resembles a cyclist's helmet. Re-created habitats, complete with climatic regulators, support plants and animal..

  • 4 Château Dufresne Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    2929 av. Jeanne-d'Arc CDN - Montréal H1W 3W2

    Completed in 1918, this sumptuous Beaux-Arts mansion, commissioned by Marius and Oscar Dufresne, evokes the lifestyle of Montreal's moneyed class in the 1920s and 30s. A total of 44 period rooms present a variety of styles, blending Gothic, Renaissan..

  • 5 St. Helen's Island Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Montréal H3C 1A9

    Located east of Montreal, this small island, discovered by Samuel de Champlain in 1611, was named for his wife, Hélène Boulé. Transformed into a pleasant park, it has become a popular weekend spot.

  • 6 (Stewart Museum) Old Fort Interesting

    Museums and art

    20 chemin du Tour-de-l'Île CDN - Montréal H3C 4G6

    After purchasing the island in 1818, the British government erected a citadel, now known as Old Fort, on this strategic point. The shaded woods and clearings are interspersed with fortress remnants. Located in the Old Fort today is the Musée David M...

  • 7 Notre Dame Island Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Montréal H3C 1A9

    This artificial island, created in 1959 and enlarged in 1967, contains a Formula One racetrack, a pleasant lake and beach, and a superb floral garden designed for the International Floralies of 1980 and 2000. The Expo '67 French pavilion, formerly kn..

  • 8 Windsor Station Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1100 Rue de la Gauchetiere Ouest CDN - Montréal H3B 2S2

    Designed by Bruce Price, famed architect of Quebec City's Château Frontenac, this distinctive railway station (1889) is one of Montreal's finest examples of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, characterized by towers, crenellations, turrets and round..

  • 9 Dorchester Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Montréal H3A 3L8

    Formerly known as Dominion Square, this pleasant green space was renamed in 1988 in honour of Lord Dorchester, governor of British North America during the late 18C. Long considered the centre of the city, the square is surrounded by a group of remar..

  • 10 Christ Church Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    R. Ste-Catherine CDN - Montréal H3A 2B8

    Topped by a single, slender spire and distinguished by its triple portico, ornate gables and gargoyles, this handsome edifice exemplifies the Gothic Revival style. The ivy-covered church preserves a graceful interior, embellished by magnificent stain..

  • 11 Maisonneuve Monument Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. d'Armes CDN - Montréal H2Y 1K9

    The monument in the centre of the square honours the founder of Montreal, Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve (1612-76). A masterpiece by Louis-Philippe Hébert, the sculpture was completed in 1895 to celebrate the city's 250th anniversary. Maisonn..

  • 12 The Windsor Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1170 Rue Peel CDN - Montréal H3B 4P2

    Today one of Montreal's most distinctive office buildings, the Windsor Hotel was inaugurated in 1878 with a ball honouring the Marquis de Lorne (then governor-general) and his wife Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria. Seriously damaged by fire in 1906..

  • 13 Royal Bank of Canada Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    360 r. St-Jacques CDN - Montréal H2Y 1P6

    This building (1928) was the first erected in Montreal after the 1924 modification of zoning regulations authorizing the construction of buildings of more than 10 storeys on the condition that setbacks be incorporated into their design. Inspired by t..

  • 14 McGill University Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    845 Sherbrooke St. West CDN - Montréal H3A 2T5

    Set on the slopes of Mt. Royal, Canada's oldest university (1821) has witnessed much growth over the years and today claims an enrolment of some 30,000 students. The buildings gracing the 32ha/79 acre campus reflect a variety of architectural styles...

  • 15 Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts Interesting

    Museums and art

    2200 r. Crescent CDN - Montréal H3G 1J5

    Formerly located at Château Dufresne, the international design collections of this museum were moved in 1997 to exhibit space next to the Museum of Fine Arts: a passageway connects the two museums. Ceramics, sculptures, textiles and other works trace..

  • 16 Canadian Centre for Architecture Interesting

    Museums and art

    1920 r. Baile CDN - Montréal H3H 2S6

    Designed by Peter Rose and Phyllis Lambert, the CCA (1989) is an original example of post-Modern architecture. Forming the core of the horseshoe-shaped building is Shaughnessy House, a Second Empire mansion built in 1874. The main building's interior..

  • 17 Place d'Armes Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Montréal H2Y 1K9

    Designed in the 17C by the Sulpician Dollier de Casson, this square long served as military drill grounds. A monument (Louis-Philippe Hébert) in the centre honors the founder of Montreal, Sieur de Maisonneuve, who, according to legend, killed the loc..

  • 18 Rue Saint-Jacques Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Montréal H2Y 1P6

    Financial heart of Canada until the 1970s, Rue Saint-Jacques, lined with a ho-mogeneous ensemble of 19C and early 20C buildings, still retains much of its former grandeur. Note in particular the Canada Life Assurance Building (no. 275), Montreal's fi..

  • 19 Bank of Montreal Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    119 r. St-Jacques CDN - Montréal H2Y 1L6

    Dominating the north side of the vast square, Montreal's main branch of Can-ada's oldest bank presents an imposing façade, evoking the Pantheon in Rome. Along with the Bonsecours market, the edifice (1847) is one of Montreal's finest examples of the ..

  • 20 Bonsecours Market Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    350 r. St-Paul-Est CDN - Montréal H2Y 1H2

    Originally constructed to house Montreal's first interior market, this building (1845) occupies the former site of the Intendant's Palace, destroyed in 1796. With its 163m/535ft freestone façade and lofty dome, the elegantly ornamented structure is b..

Top of page