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This lively Montreal plaza is a gathering place for natives and tourists, who enjoy the outdoor restaurants and performing peddlers.
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Between rue Notre-Dame and rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-866-3471
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All reviews street performers old port nelson's column city hall pedestrian square hotel de ville artists selling their wares caricature artists rue notre dame both sides lively area jacques cartier souvenir shops champ de mars lots of restaurants chateau ramezay vieux port
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Wonderful, colorful street, my family truly enjoyed strolling through the plaza and seeing all the street performers and artists.

Thank tragent2016
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Artist's and vendor's tent are set up here, and it's a great place to go. Plenty to see and to do, as well as just people watch.

Thank beth ann k
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Great to spend a summer afternoon watching the street artists, go to a bar on a rooftop or having an ice cream.

Thank isa_amoras
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is the centre point of the old town and is so pretty you will want to have a coffee / beer / lunch / dinner to soak up the atmosphere. There are lots of restaurants and souvenir shops lining this square, performing artists, painters...More

Thank Deirdre O
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We walked through it on the Canada`s day, July 1st. There was a lot of people and a desfile going on.

Thank Paco A
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Ive been here a few times and its still as grand and breathtaking every time as the last. The church is beautiful and so are the grounds. There are many things to see inside and out. There is a lot of history here and its...More

Thank kidspots
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The Place Jacques-Cartier is filled with shops, restaurants, street vendors and street performers. Its got fountains, statues, views and more. It serves as a gathering place and links the river to the center of Old Montreal.

Thank smichelini2017
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The plaza, located in the center of Old Town, rises from near the waterfront to the city hall, with its beautiful fountain. It is a wonderful jumble of well maintained restaurants, shops,and street venders. Shooting off from it are streets equally filled with restaurants and...More

Thank Denny S
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We walked through a couple times to people watch and stop in a few shops. This is a lively area but be sure to wander beyond here for a more authentic experience from the city. The highlights of the site are how it connects the...More

Thank LW8415
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Great place to be. Many attractions nearby walk to the port or walk the old Montreal streets. Lots of restaurants and cobble stone streets like in Europe

Thank Sam649
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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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