This area just behind city hall, I assume it's green in the summer but right now it's covered in the snow.
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Champ de Mars has been a gathering place for many historical events throughout Canadian history. It is a beautiful green space on the edge of Old Montreal. It contains a portion of the original wall that used to surround the city, which was pretty neat...More
We walked from our B & B on Rue Saint Paul to Champ - de - Mars, we took the Orange Metro to the Jean Talon Market ( this is not to be missed Spring - Fall) we had a challenging time finding station due...More
This Square has everuything around it; a large Greco-Roman Stately Bank Head Office (BMO), a PostModern Bank Building in Shiny Black Glass (Natl Bank) , the Residence of the Arch-Cardinal of Montreal, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Basilica (in the back, often overlooked), two great...More
This was the place where Montreal's garrison practiced their military skills. Now it's a big lawn behind City Hall, but if you use your imagination you can still hear the soldiers drill. There's a trench with some of the old city walls excavated. With its...More
This is a park behind the Hotel de Ville (City Hall). There are some visible remnants of the original city wall, otherwise very little to see of a historical nature.
There is a Metro-stop and Bixi stand nearby. We just sat for a time on the benches and enjoyed the wide open space with the view on the town hall.