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“Cobble stone plaza at the heart of Old Montreal”

Place Jacques-Cartier
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US$21.67*
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Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Ranked #29 of 428 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This lively Montreal plaza is a gathering place for natives and tourists, who enjoy the outdoor restaurants and performing peddlers.
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 at certain times of the year a flower market. Built in 1804, Place Jacques Cartier was used originally as a public market and in 1809 a monument to Admiral Nelso's defeat of the French at Trafalgar erected at the uppermost location of the still angers some Quebec nationalists.

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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)

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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.

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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 take it in.

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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.

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