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Place d'Armes, Montreal
(3.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • In this square is the replica of the Basilica Notre - Dame, great architecture where look you. It is the perfect start to go to the old port and not to lose in the way of enjoying so much culture in the streets.
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  • Once you arrive at the Place d'Armes Metro station, by the way the station is located in the building of the Palais des congrès de Montréal, we decided to walk to the central part of the city. From Metro area just a few minutes to go but up. In the center of the square monument (Monument à la mémoire de Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve), on both sides of the Banks, the area is not large, but cozy. At the corner store and Selection-SAQ a good selection of drinks.
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  • A huge area almost always full of tourists. The Monument to the Founders of Montreal is worth really checking out as there is so much to learn. Statues of the man & woman with their dogs are amusing a...  more »
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  • Rooftop patio with some covered areas. You enter through a hallway that runs behind a bar on the ground level. This place has great views of Notre Dame and the square. We didn't eat here just had a few drinks. Service was good.
  • Although the hotel is remarkable, the rooftop is not that great an experience. Maybe for one-time visitors given the impressive view on the city. But for locals, once you've been there, I'm not sure if it's worth returning.
  • Crowded but jetset. Food is ordinary cocktails are very good and well presented.
  • 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!
  • Liked it very much. Spent most of the time on terrace sipping the wine and enjoying the view.