Come to Latin Quarter and enjoy its cafes, architecture and art.

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.

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Top hotels in Latin Quarter

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hotel Quartier Latin Montréal
2 out of 5
1763 St-Denis, Montreal, QC
£58/night
5 Sep-6 Sep
3.3/5 (814 reviews)

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

3.3/5 (814 reviews)

"The staff was good . The view was bad. But for a2 star hotel it was fine."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2019

Hotel Quartier Latin Montréal
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Loft Hotel
4 out of 5
334 Terrasse Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC
£136/night
29 Aug-30 Aug
4.3/5Excellent! (567 reviews)

Located in Ville-Marie, this boutique apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of St. Denis Theatre, University of Quebec-Montreal, and Sainte-Catherine ...

4.3/5Excellent! (567 reviews)

"Large room, good location, everything exceeded expectations"…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2019

Loft Hotel
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Auberge & Hôtel Montréal Espace Confort
2.5 out of 5
2050 St-Denis, Montreal, QC
£62/night
25 Aug-26 Aug
3.6/5Good! (360 reviews)

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

3.6/5Good! (360 reviews)

"Excellent location decent breakfast overall pleasant stay"…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2019

Auberge & Hôtel Montréal Espace Confort
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Auberge le jardin d'Antoine
2.5 out of 5
2024 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC
£106/night
2 Sep-3 Sep
4.2/5Excellent! (345 reviews)

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

4.2/5Excellent! (345 reviews)

"The staff is very helpful. I dealt with Rose at the reception and she was the best. Ironing board was provided on request, forgot my phone charger and rose helped me to get one. Also guided us on how to use the metro to reach places of interest."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2019

Auberge le jardin d'Antoine
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Le Relais Lyonnais
3 out of 5
1595 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC
£145/night
23 Sep-24 Sep
4.7/5Exceptional! (175 reviews)

Located in Ville-Marie, this hotel is steps away from St. Denis Theatre and Sainte-Catherine Street. University of Quebec-Montreal and The Underground City are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (175 reviews)

"We like the atmosphere the hotel was in, but it needed to be disclosed that it was a walk-up hotel and parking was quite a walk away. We had fun in Montreal and hotel was very clean."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2019

Le Relais Lyonnais
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Auberge St-Denis
2.5 out of 5
2050 Rue St-Denis, Montreal, QC
£66/night
25 Aug-26 Aug
3.7/5Good! (42 reviews)

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

3.7/5Good! (42 reviews)

"lovely place and lots of fun just down the street.The mixte culture of Montreal is an experince of the Canadian way of life."…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2019

Auberge St-Denis

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