Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal

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Find somewhere to dine al fresco and see a little of Montreal's history at Place Jacques-Cartier. A characterful entrance to the Old Port, the square is named after the explorer who originally claimed Canada for France in 1535. Parisian style restaurants line the square and local artists stalls and food kiosks often populate the center. Head to the upper end to see Nelson's Column, the oldest monument in the city and the second oldest Nelson's Column in the world. Plan your visit to Place Jacques-Cartier and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Montreal travel itinerary planner.
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  • All-in-all we were a bit disappointed by Old Montreal but the Place Jacques-Cartier was one of the exceptions ... It is nice to walk here, there are some restaurants on the square (watch out where you...  more »
  • 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 to...  more »
  • Square located near the old town surrounded by restaurants in every corner. Atmosphere very quiet and pretty.
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