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Place d'Armes

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Address: Between St-Jacques St and Notre-Dame St, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
Activities: Walking
Description: This major plaza in Old Montreal, built in the 17th century, once served...
This major plaza in Old Montreal, built in the 17th century, once served as the training grounds for the military.
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A charming square overlooked by Notre-Dame Basilica

Place d'Armes is located in Vieux-Montréal and is surrounded by a variety of architectural styles including New York Life Building and Alfred Building but the Notre-Dame Basilica... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Place d'Armes is located in Vieux-Montréal and is surrounded by a variety of architectural styles including New York Life Building and Alfred Building but the Notre-Dame Basilica takes centre stage. This is a charming square which is a great place to take stock whilst in Vieux-Montréal. In the square there is also the Maisonneuve Monument in memory of Paul Chomedey... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Having visited and thoroughly enjoyed the Place D'Armes in both 2014 and again in 2015, please know that this hotel--and its staff and food--is genuinely Exceptional in every way imaginable. Staff at the front desk and at the front door were consistently warm and helpful. Our penthouse suite on the 7th Floor was inviting and luxurious. And the ambience of... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is one of the places in Montreal where you can just take a sit and enjoy the good weather, looking at the mixed architectures - there's a feeling of harmony between the very new and the very old that is rarely found elsewhere. Also, here you can take a horse-driven coach for a tour of the city.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Excellent organization, very good food, excellent service (Ricardo made us feel special), good music (although jazz is not our "first love") so even if far away from home we enjoyed the evening and stepped in the new year hopeful and cheerful.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The large square ha the Basilica Notre-Dame at one end and is surrounded by some of Montreal's oldest historic buildings. There is the Seminary, Bank of Montreal head office, New York Life Building to name a few of the old buildings around the square. There are some interesting statues in the square - the most significant being that of Maisonneuve.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It is hard to seprate each piece of old montreal - together they create and amazing lcoation -- This was an excellent starting point each day of our visist as we walked and enjoyed the city

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I walked past this square many times during my 6 days in Montreal and enjoyed the commentary on its historic significance on the tours I undertook whilst in the city. The Place d'Armes is literally where Montreal was founded. The highlight for me however was on my last morning in Montreal prior to boarding the Maasdam for a 7 night... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at this luxurious hotel. Perfect Old Town location. Nearly across from Basilica Notre Dame and carriage rides. Had it's own restaurant..good food and service. Interesting small chandeliers inside bird cages above bar.

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New Paltz, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

WE LOVED THIS HOTEL. We will definitely stay here on our next trip to Montreal. Beautiful rooms - BATHROOMS ARE NOT TO BE BELIEVED. I cannot say this enough. I wanted to spend my whole vacation in the beautiful, well-appointed bathroom. The staff was exceptionally friendly, spoke both English and French, and chatted with us whenever we passed the desk.... More 

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Roswell, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Here is an awesome blog post of greater Montreal. This includes some of the most significant sites including: Old Port, Mont Royal, St. Joseph's Oratory, Biosphere, Habitat 67, Notre-Dame and some of the nightlife! Enjoy! http://marathonjake.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/montreal-2014-modulation/

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.