Branching off of Jacques Cartier Square and running North-South one block from the waterfront is Montreal’s oldest street: Rue Saint-Paul. This began as a dirt path around a fort. In 1672, it was paved and named after the city’s founder Maisonneuve because he had his home here in the mid-17th century. Today, the shops and restaurants of this cobblestone street cater mainly to tourists. You will visit two major landmarks on Saint Paul Street after exploring the Old Port.