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Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal

#8 of 39 in Historic Sites in 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. Plan your visit to Place Jacques-Cartier and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Montreal travel itinerary planner.
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  • Place Jacques-Cartier is a square between rue Notre-Dame and rue de la Commune in the Old Montreal section. It is a somewhat steep street which at the top has a replica of the Admiral Horatio...  more »
  • This pleasant square flanked by restaurants on one side has some cute little passageways leading off it which have small small craft and gift type shops, but not touristy. The Place slopes down to...  more »
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