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Place d'Armes

Address: Between St-Jacques St and Notre-Dame St, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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$11*
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Walking Tour of Old Montreal or Downtown Montreal
80%
Ranked #44 of 202 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This major plaza in Old Montreal, built in the 17th century, once...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner 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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Brisbane
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423 reviews 423 reviews
253 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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133 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very trendy, and well located. Directly in the Old Montréal in walking distance of the Cathedrale. And for whom who are going for a congress at the Palais des Congrès, not even two minutes walking distance. Upon my arrival in my room, I had not even finished unpacking that the manager called me and ask if I wanted to be... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Besides the view of the Cathedral there's nothing here. So boring that I couldn't stay for 5 minutes...

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Wellington, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While this large, open space does have an interesting statue at its center, its main attraction is the people that gather there. Located directly across from the Notre Dame Basilica, people filled the space in the mid- to late-afternoons... Either waiting to take a carriage ride or to meet up with their friends, families or tour groups. It is kept... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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87 helpful votes 87 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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