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Place d'Armes, Montreal

3.9
#24 of 97 in Sightseeing in Montreal
Landmark Tourist Spot
Watched over by the proud statue of Montreal's founder, Paul de Chomedey, Place d'Armes buzzes with history and is the second oldest public space in the city. When first developed in 1693 the square regularly staged various military events, it then became a hay and wood market and later around 1836, developed into a plush Victorian garden. Located in Old Montreal, the square provides a perfect starting point for a walking tour of some of the city's historic sights, including the Notre-Dame Basilica, Canada's first bank-- The Bank of Montreal, and the oldest building in Montreal, the Saint Sulpice Seminary. Plan to visit Place d'Armes and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Montreal attractions using our Montreal tour planner.
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  • You can't go wrong by visiting this area. We were lucky to stay at the hotel with the same name in this area so it was awesome to walk around and see the sites.  more »
  • This location is so beautiful and wonderful for pics. The combination of the fountain and church bells was beautiful. Lots of shopping and places to grab a bite to eat are also a bonus.  more »
  • In the center, there is a monument in memory of Paul de Chomedey, founder of Montreal. This nice statue presents also: Jeanne Mance, Raphael-Lambert Closse, Charles Lemoyne and a Iroquoian warrior. Wh...  more »
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  • Theres no food on the menu except for a small cheese plate that comes with bread which costs about 20 bucks. The view is amazing and the drinks are expensive, we had a lovely afternoon until the fellow waiter came to kick us out because we were still sitting after having paid for our orders. Mind you this was literally a few minutes after we have paid. He said that there was other people waiting and that we had to leave for the table right now, he literally ruined all the lovely experience we had at the terrace. If you go stay reminded that you will be kicked out after 1.5 2hours
  • Great location. Service was erratic.
  • Nice place with a rooftop view
  • Cool view in a classy environment. It is quite expensive & service at the bar was difficult cause it was so packed. It looks like they take reservations, but generally unless there is a 'reserved' on a table it is first come first serve. I wasn't super impressed when I saw my bartender make my drink with a different liquor than was on the menu and not even tell me about it. I was surprised that in the middle of a very hot sunny day none of the covers were out at all. The reflection of the sun off of the bar was painful to the eyes and your skin after just a few minutes. If you show up on a sunny day be sure to bring some sunscreen and to not sit at the bar, the tables were far more comfortable!
  • It was fun to dine outside with a look out into Montreal. The food was okay. They pumped music quite loudly, which hindered conversation.

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