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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 is one of my favorite part of Montreal. There is such an amazing and unique atmosphere there all the time. I very much enjoyed just sitting on the bench and people watch for a few hours, as well ...  more »
  • We happened upon this wonderful spot as we enjoyed walking the streets of Old Montreal. The owners of the restaurant seemed to be taking care of floor service. We has so much fun engaging in their ban...  more »
  • Cool looking building at the top of the hill right by a large square with some restaurants. Nice place to walk around for a bit.  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.