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. 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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  • Great vibe and feel, amazing feel good atmosphere, good variety of restaurants and eateries to choose from for lunch, dinner or small eats.  more »
  • Vast site to people watch, admire the artists at work and to view the impressive Nelson’s column. There are lots of restaurants, shops and places to chill out festooned around. Really it’s a lovely sq...  more »
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