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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
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This major plaza in Old Montreal, built in the 17th century, once served as...

This major plaza in Old Montreal, built in the 17th century, once served as the training grounds for the military.

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Striking panorama!

This is a veritable heart of the city which offers a striking historical panorama! Here all the periods of Montréal's past are gathered in one place, around a monument dedicated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was pretty small where you can take a few pictures with the monuments or the horse and carriage. Just take a few pictures, Nothing exciting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a veritable heart of the city which offers a striking historical panorama! Here all the periods of Montréal's past are gathered in one place, around a monument dedicated to the city's founders. This section features the oldest standing building in Montréal, the huge church of the city's mother parish, the head office of the country's oldest bank and... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy access through the particularly-Montreal pivoting doors (which enable you to open them in a howling gale, apparently!). Ticket machines (as with every STM Metro station) good maps, easy access down onto the platforms. It works!

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an undersized, somewhat mediocre central plaza considering Montreal's history. The view of the church is nice though the exterior does not live up to the magnificence of the interior. It's fun to watch the many wedding parties come here for pictures. Many sidewalk performers. Don't miss the two whimsical statues on the right (facing the cathedral)

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Arnold, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess I was expecting a bit more after reading my guide book. This is just another square with nothing much to offer other than one lonely horse and carriage for rent and yet another monumental statue

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The heart of Old Montreal. Iconic buildings around the statue of Montreal's founder. The new statues of a man and woman with their dogs are amusing. The Basilica of Notre Dame dominates. Lots of benches, so a good place to sit and rest.

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Maleny, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another important part of the old city of Montreal.This area can be done on your own walk as you enjoy the busy old town

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just outside Notre-Dame, this square is filled with tourists taking pictures and brides having their photo session. Very pleasant for resting on your walk around the city.

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Massillon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel was just down the street from here, so we ended up walking thru it a lot. The statues on the corners were funny. Otherwise, not much to see or do but relax on a bench. It is right across from Notre Dame Basilica and there are caleche tours offered here. At night, the Basilica is lit up and... More 

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South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This square has some statues and is a nice place to hang around and take in the surroundings, It is also conveniently located if walking from the shopping area to the old city.

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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.