Rue Saint-Paul : Michelin's recommendations
Along with Rue Notre-Dame, this narrow street is one of the oldest in Montreal. Its curves and dips are explained by its origins as a footpath along the riverbanks between the fort and the hospital. In 1672, Dollier de Casson straightened the street somewhat in his formal plan of the city, and named it in honour of Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve. Lovely, well-proportioned 19C buildings presently line Rue Saint-Paul. The section between Boulevard Saint-Laurent and Place Jacques-Cartier incorporates former warehouses, now transformed into shops and artists' studios. Located in the former International Centre of Design, Montreal's centre for arts and new technologies, the Cité des Arts et des Nouvelles Technologies de Montréal, now serves as a conference center. You can pause for a drink or a snack in the Café Électronique (Electronic Café), while trying out a new CD-ROM or surfing the Internet.
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