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Place Jacques-Cartier

Between rue Notre-Dame and rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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This lively Montreal plaza is a gathering place for natives and tourists, who enjoy the outdoor restaurants and performing peddlers.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old port” (33 reviews)
“jardin nelson” (8 reviews)
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Between rue Notre-Dame and rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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+1 514-866-3471
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"street performers"
in 34 reviews
"old port"
in 33 reviews
"jardin nelson"
in 8 reviews
"hotel de ville"
in 6 reviews
"nelson's column"
in 4 reviews
"pedestrian square"
in 4 reviews
"artists selling their wares"
in 3 reviews
"caricature artists"
in 3 reviews
"city hall"
in 11 reviews
"rue notre dame"
in 7 reviews
"both sides"
in 7 reviews
"champ de mars"
in 4 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 10 reviews
"sidewalk cafes"
in 4 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 8 reviews
"warmer months"
in 3 reviews
"for sale"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This place links Rue Notre-Dame Est to Rue Saint-Paul Est and has Nelson’s column at the northern end. It is lined by restaurants and a pleasant place to walk down to the Vieux-Port.

Thank DP1066
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

An iconic spot in Old Montreal. Easy to stop and take it all in while exploring Old Town. Take note of the different architectural styes and be sure to check out the statues on opposite corner of one street

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

If visiting old Montreal, you really have to go to Place Jacques Cartier. It's a small square but has lots of great tourist activities. You'll find performers, artists, as well as great restaurants. A little something for everyone in the family.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

My wife and I were strolling through here on our first night in Montreal. We were very impressed with the beauty of this square as well as the very gifted guitarist that was entertaining passerby's. He was a lefty playing an amplified acoustic with much...More

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Good for browsing and getting a feel for the Old Town. Artists, restaurants and lots of tourists. Well maintained and no "Homeless people" made it worthy of a short visit.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely old port market place with street performers, souvenirs shops, caricature artists, pubs, restaurants, games etc Buzzing with people from all ages and various places It had a very touristy feel to it Good experience

Thank prashant1agrawal
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Place Jacques Cartier is a popular plaza located in the eastern end of Old Montreal. Vendors set up booths in the center and the sides are lined with quality restaurants. There is a large statue and fountain at the north end, which is a great...More

Thank Bowmanator22
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I was out for a walk then stumbled across this building the architecture was quite impressive. I'd recommend everybody who is downtown Montreal just go by and take a look for yourself.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

A wonderful and vibrant town square teeming with energy and creativity. We stood for a while and enjoyed several street artists and musicians.

Thank ErinnElisabeth
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Place Jacques Cartier was not nearly as touristy as I remembered from our last visit. There are some very good terrace restaurants lactated on the square along with some that are not good. do a little research before going. The architecture and views are still...More

Thank PeterMmetroNY
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