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Place Jacques-Cartier

Between rue Notre-Dame and rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
+1 514-866-3471
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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 good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old port” (33 reviews)
“city hall” (14 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 37 reviews
"old port"
in 33 reviews
"city hall"
in 14 reviews
"nelson's column"
in 5 reviews
"pedestrian square"
in 4 reviews
"hotel de ville"
in 6 reviews
"artists selling their wares"
in 3 reviews
"caricature artists"
in 3 reviews
"rue notre dame"
in 8 reviews
"both sides"
in 8 reviews
"jacques cartier"
in 9 reviews
"lively area"
in 3 reviews
"champ de mars"
in 4 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 11 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 9 reviews
"chateau ramezay"
in 4 reviews
"vieux port"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Place Jacques-Cartier is a pretty place with a lot going on and it's close to a lot of other things of interest. Since it's a free public space it's definitely worth taking a look. I wouldn't spend too much time there though as there isn't...More

1  Thank Colby K
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Old section of Montreal, the streets are coble stone. The buildings in and around are distinct. Even in freezing cold the place is beautiful.

1  Thank Brian K
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This cobble stone plaza is located in the heart of Old Montreal and has a wide promenade sloping downward from rue Notre Dame to the Old Port. Definitely a tourist stop, the plaza is lively mix of sidewalk cafes, street performers, artists drawing portraits and...More

1  Thank KLE2013
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The heart of old Montreal, the third oldest City in North America and a slice of Europe (at an affordable price)

1  Thank Pierre D
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

IF you need a nice place to sit and people watch and get a bite to eat this is a great spot. It does have one nice Inuit gallery but, otherwise, the shops are touristy.

1  Thank Lili1012
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We grabbed a beverage and watched the lights come up on City Hall after walking along the port area. Great street entertainment, restaurants if you like tourist food, and it quickly became my favorite area of Montreal. Don't skip this and sit a while to...More

1  Thank Anonymous855
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Place Jacques-Cariter is surrounded by excellent restaurants serving a wide variety of food, anything from pizza to crepes. Artists often display their work. There are benches for people watching.

Thank anders59
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

A nice park with a few hiking trails and a lake. However, the water activities were not available as we visited on a week day in October. A ride along the lake shore proved adventurous as part of the way is a one-lane road and...More

Thank sweetberries424242
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

A ten-minute walk from the Champ de Mars Metro station, this area, closed to cars, is the fun heart of Old Montreal (its more serious heart would be the Notre Dame Basilica). It is lined on both sides with sidewalk café-type restaurants, some mainly for...More

1  Thank Lisa Y
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Summers are hyper active at Place Jacques-Cartier which is surrounded by restaurants, animated by live performances, and is a hub of local painters and artists displaying their arts for sale. Place Jacques-Cartier is a main center of our so sought-after Old-Montreal or Vieux-Montreal. It connects...More

Thank Clau10K
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Nearby
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
...More
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