10 Apr 2022

Time 3 minutes

Easter is Best in le Vieux!

Easter is Best in le Vieux!

It is already mid-April and the wonderful weather and long Easter weekend is almost here. Everything you might need for the occasion can be found in Old Montreal, whether it be chocolate, holy observations, or vacations.

Staycation on the seaside

Hotel Gault’s Discount and Gift

The discreet yet trendy establishment at 449 Sainte-Hélène is hosting different offers tailored to you for this long weekend. Stay for more than three nights, and enjoy a 15% discount; choose the special offer and receive a 10% discount as well as a $75 gift card to be used at any restaurant in le Vieux; or reserve their special brunch, which features maple-glazed ham, local products, fresh juice, and so much more.

Make reservations online or by calling 514-904-1616

Hunting for eggs and chocolates

Chocosina — baskets, plushies, and chocolates

As the name indicates, this cute boutique on Saint-Sulpice Street holds something to satiate the chocolate needs of everyone all under one roof. Shop for your colleagues, friends, children, and you’ll find something for all of them, sold in all different sizes, but no less festive. We should make a special mention of the “ready-to-gift” bags with praline eggs and topped fish-shaped chocolates.

Bar à Beurre, an Easter paradise

If you need to swap out eggs and other chocolate snacks for a different treat, you should try out one of the creations by Vanessa and her team. How can your heart not melt when faced with the “Hoppy Easter cake”, the irresistible bunny cake, or the bright pastels of their macaron boxes? And good to know, the entire store, from its decor to its food, is in full-on Easter mode — great to help inspire, get a taste of everything, and find your smile again.

Coffee & chocolate: the best duo

At Micro Espresso, they are putting forward their “Fire Tree” chocolate bars, a luxury collection including bars made with cacao grown in volcanic terrain. Fans of bitter flavours should drop by 417 Saint-Pierre Street for a shot of caffeine and a dose of chocolate!

The bunnies of Moulins Lafayette

In this gourmet boutique on Saint-Jacques Street, you‘ll discover cute little bunnies made of dark, milk, and even pink chocolate! Add a few chocolate Easter eggs shaped into other funny and surprising characters and voilà! Fun times and happy taste buds are guaranteed with this special selection!

Colourful brunches and festive suppers

Maggie Oakes, and the magic of Easter

When you think of long weekends… you also think of spending that extra day taking brunch! Maggie Oakes on Place Jacques-Cartier is serving a table d’hôte specially designed for Easter brunch on the 17th and 18th of April, for $38. Avocado toast, steak and eggs, Eggs Benedict, as well as a little viennoiseries, crêpes, and fresh fruit, all accompanied by the compulsory mimosas! Reserve online or by telephone: 514-656-6000

Fish from Chez Delmo

Because there’s never a bad time for fish, head to Chez Delmo to try its incomparable poached salmon to celebrate the weekend or Lent. Enjoy this signature dish of a restaurant dedicated to honouring seafood.

Mass and celebrations

Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel

This year, Good Friday marks the return of the Way of the Cross Procession in the streets of Old Montreal and during the whole week of April 10th, celebrations will take place in the chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours.

The detailed day-by-day program is available on their Facebook page.


N.B.: Would your business fit into this list, but is not mentioned here Don’t hesitate to write to us at info@sdcvieuxmontreal.com and we would be happy to add it here.

Photo credit 1: Hôtel Gault

Photo credit 2: Chocosina

Photo credit 3: Bar à beurre

Photo credit 4: Micro Espresso

Photo credit 5: Moulins Lafayette

Photo credit 6: Maggie Oakes

Photo credit 7: Chez Delmo