The ‘Village': Montreal's gay quarter

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The ‘Village': Montreal's gay quarter

More than a village, a world. Discover the experience of a vibrantly original neighbourhood that is open and welcoming.

Venturing into Montreal's gay district, otherwise known as the 'Village', is a must. It is nothing less than the largest gay neighbourhood in ​​the world and surely one of the most festive and most famous.

A globally recognised destination, visiting is a full-on experience. Every year it hosts thousands of tourists from countries all over the world many of them LGBT or gay-friendly, of course, but not exclusively so. It is full of life and vitality, with nearly 60 restaurants, terraces, and bars. Its main street is pedestrianized in summer, making the tour of the neighbourhood, day and night, particularly pleasant.

Between the Beaudry and Papineau metro stations, thousands of hanging garlands and pink balls transform the street into an urban art gallery, marking the busiest part of the Village, where concerts, events, and festivals are held. Totally unique!