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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 #67 of 241 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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Ronneby, Sweden
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163 reviews 163 reviews
134 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This plaza is full of people. In the middle there is a fountain with a big statue and several small ones around. In the front the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica stands. There is lots of benches to sit on and some trees to seek shelter from the sun. From here you can also take a tour with horse and carriage. The... More

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Saw 2 weddings on a Saturday afternoon and Rue St. Sulpice, bordering the Place, is worth walking down to the harbor. Ice cream shop on the left on the way down to the harbor has great (if expensive--US$6 for a scoop) pistachio ice cream.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Awesome starting point for any activities in Old Montreal. Great views of the architecture and style. Plenty to see and do

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

What a great place! We spent three nights over Easter with our teenage kids in a junior suite. It came with a special family deal: free parking, a free movie, free popcorn and cookies, and lunch boxes--just perfect for us. We had a great time hanging out around the the billiard table off the lobby, including welcome drink from the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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300 reviews 300 reviews
214 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
64 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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