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Montréal: Burlesque Walking Tour

Product ID: 163008
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Follow a flamboyant burlesque queen on a 1.5-hour walking tour of Montréal's Quartier des Spectacles entertainment district. Learn the story of the famous former Red Light District and hear about the glory days of the cabaret theaters.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a themed walking tour with a burlesque queen
  • Experience Montréal in its heyday as a wide open city
  • Hear steamy secrets from the city's past
  • Discover significant sites and locations
  • Learn about burlesque in the past and where you can watch it today
Full description
Learn about Montréal's heyday as a wide open city when brothels, gambling dens, booze cans and burlesque halls lined every street and corruption reigned supreme! Join a burlesque queen and step back in time to an era when Montréal was known as Sin City and the Paris of North America.

Stroll the streets of the Quartier des Spectacles, between the Midway Tavern and Café Cléopatre, and learn more about the former Red Light District. Visit more than 10 sites, including former brothels, seedy hotels, historic burlesque halls and grandiose theaters.

Hear some of the secrets from Montréal's past and learn why burlesque was the most popular form of entertainment from the 1920s to the 1950s. Hear who the most famous stars were, where they performed, how the burlesque scene died - and was revived - and where to experience burlesque in Montréal today!
  • 1.5-hour walking tour with a local storyteller
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Midway Tavern, 1219 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Montréal.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Wear comfortable shoes
• This tour operates come rain or shine. Please dress accordingly
• You must be at least 14 years old to take part
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Product ID: 163008