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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. Arrange to visit Place Jacques-Cartier and other attractions in Montreal using our Montreal itinerary builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • Lots of outdoor cafes and restaurants are located on the small street, as well as numerous street vendors. With the buildings either side, it's a pretty square to sit and people watch for a while.  more »
  • We casually strolled through as we tend to avoid eating at places on community squares. There were tons of restaurants and street performers on the weekend.  more »
  • Place Jacques-Cartier is a gateway to the sites of Old Montreal. As a site on its own, it rates a 1-2. There are street vendors that sell art and some restaurants. It's a very small footprint. However...  more »
Google
  • Nice location. Old and legacy buildings can be found here. Many festivals take place here. Be aware in the winter this location is very cold maybe because it is near a river, if you want to go out during the cold you should wear hot cloth and protect your feet and head.
  • Many restaurants and gift shops in the area. Great place to come grab a bite and people watch.
  • At the heart of old Montreal. Lots of people during summer. Great place to be at a terrasse.
  • Central in old Montreal. Terrific selections of restaurants. Great place to be outside and walking about.
  • Great people all year long. Best place for NYC events