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Rue St-Denis, from rue Ste-Catherine Est to avenue du Mont-Royal, is the thumping central artery of Francophone Montréal, running from the Latin Quarter downtown and continuing north into the Plateau Mont-Royal district. Thick with cafes, bistros, offbeat shops, and lively nightspots, it is to Montréal what boulevard St-Germain is to Paris, and indeed, once you're here, it isn't difficult to imagine yourself transported to the Left Bank. At the southern end of St-Denis, near the concrete campus of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), the avenue is decidedly student-oriented, with indie rock cranked up in the inexpensive bars and clubs, and kids in jeans and leather swapping philosophical insights and telephone numbers. Farther north, above Sherbrooke, a raffish quality persists along the facing rows of three- and four-story row houses, but the average age of residents and visitors nudges past 30. Prices are higher, too, and some of the city's better restaurants are located here. This is a district for taking the pulse of Francophone life, not for absorbing art and culture of the refined sort, for there are no museums or important galleries on St-Denis, nor is most of the architecture notable. But, then, that relieves visitors of the chore of obligatory sightseeing and allows them to take in the passing scene-just as the locals do-over bowls of café au lait at any of the numerous terraces that line the avenue.

Montreal's neighbourhoods:
Downtown Montreal (Centre-Ville)
Underground City
Chinatown (quartier chinois)
The Village
Prince-Arthur and Duluth
Ile Ste-Helene
Ahuntsic and Cartierville
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (pôle Maisonneuve)
Latin quarter (Quartier latin)
Mile-End district
Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)
Plateau Mont-Royal
Rue Crescent

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