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Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal

(4.2/5 based on 340+ 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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  • While walking around old Montreal you need to stop and walk up and down the cobblestone streets. It has carafes, restaurants, shops and souvenir shops. Spend some time having a look. It has the cite m...  more »
  • Beautiful wide cobble stoned, steepish street with braziers in winter and lovely views down to the river. Great spot for photos of surrounding old buildings.  more »
  • The place is full of history but has no special cachet (especially in winter... summer is better) especially when you're used to the beautiful small French places... but the view and being in the heart of old Montreal and near the port, however gives a nice!
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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.
  • 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