For years, Saint-Paul Street was Montréal’s main street. Many of the buildings, which date from the 19th century and some of which were warehouses, have been renovated and today serve as boutiques, artists’ studios and even homes. The street overflows with warm, inviting restaurants offering traditional Québécois fare. Busy nightclubs and jazz clubs add spice to the neighbourhood nightlife. The cobblestone street, particularly east of Saint-Laurent Boulevard, is crowded with horse-drawn carriages.