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Situated along the Saint-Lawrence River, Verdun and Nun’s Island have waterfront views and green space to spare, all wrapped up in a decidedly rakish allure.
Once home to a mainly French-speaking, working-class population, modern Verdun is a tranquil residential sector on the rise, filled with a vibrant community spirit, festivals and a hot culinary scene. Close enough to downtown to be convenient, far enough away to maintain its personality, this lively borough stays true to its roots with a certain working-class charm.
Verdun’s mix of fun restaurants, modern bistros, pubs and cafés attracts diners from all over the city. Access to public transit (three métro stations) and a compact layout make this neighbourhood an easy choice for a night out. Wellington Street is the borough's main thoroughfare, lined with shops as kitschy or as trendy as you please, plus a wealth of underrated restaurants and funky cafés.
Verdun offers a significant architecture heritage, including the Maison Nivard-De-Saint-Dizier, the most important prehistoric archaeological site on the island of Montréal, and the impressive Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs church, with its two clock towers, baroque interior and a year-round calendar of concerts and events.
Next door, affluent Nun’s Island contributes to the area’s appeal, with bountiful parks and tree-lined recreational paths that stretch along the river.
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