Latin QuarterMontreal

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Watch a play, see a classic movie and browse the collection of a large library in Montréal’s student haven.

Named after the university district in Paris, the Quartier Latin is an area in northeastern Montréal that has long been known for its large student population. Today, the Université du Québec à Montréal floods the neighborhood with tenants looking for cheap rents and culture. As a result, this is a neighborhood with a rich performing arts scene, several movie theaters and more than 50 restaurants.

The Quartier Latin is a small rectangular area around Saint-Denis Street to the west of the Université du Québec à Montréal. Walk along Saint-Denis Street to find boutique stores and street art covering the façades.

Watch a movie screening at Cinémathèque québécoise, a movie conservatory with an extensive collection of movies and movie memorabilia. While most of the screenings are in French, classic English films are common as well. Tour the permanent exhibition, which deals with the close ties between special effects and cinema. Learn about the history of special effects and how the special effects in many famous films were produced.

Théâtre Saint-Denis began as a movie theater in 1916, but in 1980 it was dedicated solely to the performing arts. Watch a play or a concert at the century-old theater. During the Just for Laughs festival, which is centered to the southeast, Saint-Denis hosts stand-up comedy as well.

Tour Notre-Dame des Lourdes Chapel on the east side of the Quartier Latin. This late-19th-century church features several brightly colored marble arches inside. Notice the golden Madonna statue on the front of the church’s roof. The shining, black dome is visible throughout the neighborhood.

Visit the Grande Bibliothèque (Great Library) to see where the Latin Quarter’s students study. Peruse more than 2 million books and 4 million documents with the help of a free audio guide.

Reach the Quartier Latin through the subway station on Berri Street, which borders the neighborhood to the north. Buses run along Saint-Denis Street as well.

Top Hotels in Latin Quarter

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Loft Hotel
Loft Hotel
4 out of 5
334 Terrasse Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC
CA $139
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Ville-Marie, this boutique aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Denis Theatre and Sainte-Catherine Street. The Underground City and McGill ...

4.3/5Excellent! (635 reviews)

"Great room for our family (executive suite). Very stylish and well appointed. Great location. Thought snow removal was lacking and common areas could have been a little cleaner."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2020

Loft Hotel
Hotel Quartier Latin Montréal
Hotel Quartier Latin Montréal
2 out of 5
1763 St-Denis, Montreal, QC
CA $54
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Ville-Marie, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Denis Theatre, Sainte-Catherine Street and The Underground City. McGill University and Old ...

3.3/5 (891 reviews)

"Great location, very friendly staff I can only recommend the place"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2019

Hotel Quartier Latin Montréal
Auberge & Hôtel Montréal Espace Confort
Auberge & Hôtel Montréal Espace Confort
2.5 out of 5
2050 St-Denis, Montreal, QC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $53
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in Ville-Marie, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Denis Theatre, Sainte-Catherine Street and The Underground City. McGill University and Old ...

3.6/5Good! (403 reviews)

"Few minutes by foot from Sainte Catherine’s street which was great. Staff was extremely friendly. The room is SMALL and outdated but has what you need."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2020

Auberge & Hôtel Montréal Espace Confort
Auberge St-Denis
Auberge St-Denis
2.5 out of 5
2050 Rue St-Denis, Montreal, QC
CA $49
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Ville-Marie, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Denis Theatre, Sainte-Catherine Street and The Underground City. McGill University and Old ...

3.8/5Good! (57 reviews)

"Slept at this hotel a few years ago. This hotel got a total facelift. New rooms, excellent bed and super clean. Very safe!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 27, 2020

Auberge St-Denis
Le Relais Lyonnais
Le Relais Lyonnais
3 out of 5
1595 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC
CA $99
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Located in Ville-Marie, this hotel is steps away from St. Denis Theatre and Sainte-Catherine Street. The Underground City and Complexe Desjardins are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (221 reviews)

"host was great, property was very clean, and cozy. Was also a great location!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 10, 2020

Le Relais Lyonnais
Auberge le jardin d'Antoine
Auberge le jardin d'Antoine
2.5 out of 5
2024 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC
CA $99
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Ville-Marie, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Denis Theatre, Sainte-Catherine Street and The Underground City. Place des Arts and Complexe ...

4.2/5Excellent! (380 reviews)

"We liked the big rooms with the spa tub and location. The decor is dated however the hotel is kept up well"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2020

Auberge le jardin d'Antoine

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Per adult
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Per adult
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