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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 #77 of 240 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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Roswell, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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190 reviews 190 reviews
158 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 reviews 5 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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