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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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  • Lively area where it's good to do a break sitting on a terrace not far from the very City Hall impressive by its size?
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  • Place Jacques Cartier is a popular plaza located in the eastern end of Old Montreal. Vendors set up booths in the center and the sides are lined with quality restaurants. There is a large statue and f...  more »
  • I was out for a walk then stumbled across this building the architecture was quite impressive. I'd recommend everybody who is downtown Montreal just go by and take a look for yourself.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Central in old Montreal. Terrific selections of restaurants. Great place to be outside and walking about.
  • At the heart of old Montreal. Lots of people during summer. Great place to be at a terrasse.
  • Vibrant place, great for people watching and taking photos of the old city. Start at Nelson's Column and then head down to the waterfront for more attractions.

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