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Place d'Armes, Montreal

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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 see Place d'Armes and other attractions that appeal to you using our Montreal trip itinerary maker website .
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  • This statue right in front of the Basilica of our Lady. 2 other statues at each corner a man and a woman holding a dog in his arms. Nice pictures to make this place not far from the subway of the same name.
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  • With a large statue of Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, founder of Montreal, dominating the square, this beautiful and peaceful spot is a great place for a few photos. It stands in front of the Notre Dam...  more »
  • This a beautiful plaza in front of the Notre-Dame Basilica that shows off statues and provides a wonderful hand out , including live musicians.  more »
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