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Place d'Armes

Between St-Jacques St and Notre-Dame St, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #62 of 233 attractions in Montreal
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking
Description: This major plaza in Old Montreal, built in the 17th century, once served as the training grounds for the military.
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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We went in snowy, cold weather. The ground was covered in a layer of melting ice so not quite walkable. Nonetheless, the surrounding buildings were lovely and I still got some nice pictures.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I would love to see how this space fares during the summer months, in the winter it was just an area with a lot of snow. I could imagine how pleasant it would be in the summer though. Other than perusing the nearby street shops, there isn't anything special about this area in the winter. I wouldn't make a special... More

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Montreal, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Nice little spot in Montreal's Old Port District. The architecture around is phenomenal! You can visit the Notre-Dame Basilica & take a drink at Hotel Place D'arme's Suite 701 lounge.

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New York City, New York
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227 reviews 227 reviews
161 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Experience to unravel the focal point of the city , nice place to shoot photographs and a great resting area, while watching people go by.

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Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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221 reviews 221 reviews
60 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This used to be a beautiful part of the old city, but was recently cleaned up and turned into an open stoned over plaza. But still you should visit. The statue in the middle is significant to the history of the city, and interesting to view in that light.This places is so connected to the late 1960's song that laments... More

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Ottawa, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

This beautiful square was a great resting point for my family and I as we walked through old Montreal. We enjoyed looking at the towering Basilica and people taking house rides. I only wish plaques were in French and English as my French is weak and my relatives don't speak English or French. This being a major tourist attraction I'd... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We walked through here on the way to everywhere and a real focal point. Went for a horses carriage ride from there. Great energy day and night. A real sense of a town square.

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Huntsville, AL
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

One of the most beautiful squares that I've ever photographed, though I will admit that at certain points I just wanted everyone to go away so that I could work with a blank slate. Still, Place d'Armes is what it is -- a beautiful square in Old Montreal, practically always filled with people and sights and sounds. Everywhere you turn,... More

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Kolkata, India
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151 reviews 151 reviews
94 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

You have to visit this place if you want to see the Basilica of Notre Dam. A small square with the Basilica on one side, a statue in the middle and concrete jungle all around. I don't know why I am wasting my time writing the review of this place.

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East Granby, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Its a tiny square in front of the Notre-Dame. We saw an excellent guitar player. I could see taking a picnic out there, but other than that its not extremely interesting.

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