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Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal

(4.2/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange to visit Place Jacques-Cartier and other attractions in Montreal using our Montreal itinerary builder.
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  • This place could be spectacular on a sunny warm day. We visited in January. It was desolate. The Quai was covered with slushy ice so we did not make it over to the water. 
  • If you are visiting the old city of Montréal, then a visit to Place Jacques-Cartier is also a must. Deep and rich history. 
  • You can't come visit Montreal and not go to this place. Located in Old Montreal, it is filled with street entertainment, portrait artists and caricaturists. Grab an ice cream and walk around. It is ve...  more »
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  • The faces in the trees are amazing. Definitely worth a walk around at night.
  • Great place to hang out and have some lunch.
  • Extremely nice area. The pier looks amazing and is a must to visit when you're in Montreal.
  • Park like activities. Peddle cars and paddle boats. Nice to walk around and enjoy the view.
  • It's a must see in Montreal! Not the best place to eat but good site seeing. A lot of animation during summer and festivities.