"Be taken for a ride in a caleche .." Old Montreal Tip by tiabunna

Old Montreal, Montreal: 16 reviews and 15 photos

  Montreal caleche
by tiabunna
  • Montreal caleche - Montreal
      Montreal caleche
    by tiabunna
  • Caleches, Pl d'Armes - Montreal
      Caleches, Pl d'Armes
    by tiabunna

... We didn’t, we wanted to be able to poke around and see things at our own speed. The caleches were to be seen everywhere in the old town area, doing quite a steady trade, so they obviously are popular.

I’ve included them under “Tourist Traps”, because I struggle to see the value in a $45 half hour trip looking at a horse’s posterior (or $75 for one hour). Still, it’s “horses for courses” (sorry about that) and maybe you’ll get a complete buzz from one of these rides.

You will be able to arrange a ride at Place d’Armes (where the second photo was taken), at the City Hall, or rue De La Commune near Place Jacques Cartier.

Fun Alternatives: Walk! Take time to take in the sights.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 24, 2008
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