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Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal
(4.2/5 based on 300+ 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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  • Cannot miss if you look for old Montreal. Old port, Notre-dame basilica, Pointe-a-calliere, science center, Chateau Ramezay, Mcgill Univ... etc. Everything are through this place. This place has vibra...  more »
  • Explore the "Notre Dame Cathedral, old town and walked up to here,"Jacques Cartier Square,. This square is a fun spot on both sides of the Park Slope restaurants and cafes, restaurants and shops. Feel the historical buildings and monuments on the Hill too. This stand does not accumulate and juice stands in the middle of the slope, tired with walking. It is a break with about 500 yen "Berry smoothie". It is full of various mixed berry Smoothie and it was very good. Here, could you put in a plastic bottle, a very large amount. 1 tablespoon in the two share enough, had a lot of. Fun look from there "fur shops", "shop of the stonework,"Canada gift shop"on the sides of the square. I bought the illustration picture of Canada here. It is a tired breath for a moment, spending fun spot. More free time is wanted, such as...
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  • Old Montreal has become the place where eating and drinking. Architecturally, as it faces this square is average interest in every component, volumes-facades-roofs-Windows. What is striking is the large pots of flowers in the middle of a rectangular square where there is who plays, who will exhibit paintings or otherwise, who sells various beverages. There are many seats and a motley crowd. To move, it is often necessary to a slalom between the hour indicated. The climate is also nice, but it's not a cultural attraction. The Town Hall, on the north side but kinda far, is austere and playful practice of Cartier Square contrasts. Anyone visiting Montreal passes in this square, as nice as nice stopping point but little more. However South Korean, American, multicultural: sikh Indians contribute with the expose, the melting pot that is perhaps the main attraction nowadays of this square.
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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.