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This lively Montreal plaza is a gathering place for natives and tourists, who enjoy the outdoor restaurants and performing peddlers.
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Between rue Notre-Dame and rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-866-3471
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to spend a summer afternoon watching the street artists, go to a bar on a rooftop or having an ice cream.

Thank isa_amoras
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the centre point of the old town and is so pretty you will want to have a coffee / beer / lunch / dinner to soak up the atmosphere. There are lots of restaurants and souvenir shops lining this square, performing artists, painters...More

Thank Deirdre O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked through it on the Canada`s day, July 1st. There was a lot of people and a desfile going on.

Thank Paco A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive been here a few times and its still as grand and breathtaking every time as the last. The church is beautiful and so are the grounds. There are many things to see inside and out. There is a lot of history here and its...More

Thank kidspots
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Place Jacques-Cartier is filled with shops, restaurants, street vendors and street performers. Its got fountains, statues, views and more. It serves as a gathering place and links the river to the center of Old Montreal.

Thank smichelini2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The plaza, located in the center of Old Town, rises from near the waterfront to the city hall, with its beautiful fountain. It is a wonderful jumble of well maintained restaurants, shops,and street venders. Shooting off from it are streets equally filled with restaurants and...More

Thank Denny S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked through a couple times to people watch and stop in a few shops. This is a lively area but be sure to wander beyond here for a more authentic experience from the city. The highlights of the site are how it connects the...More

Thank LW8415
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to be. Many attractions nearby walk to the port or walk the old Montreal streets. Lots of restaurants and cobble stone streets like in Europe

Thank Sam649
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A charming square, with lots of tourists and street performers and restaurants - in Old Montreal. Lots of charicature drawers, too.

Thank RhodeScholar123
Reviewed June 8, 2018

Place Jacques-Cartier is a lovely old open space. On some visits to Montreal it has felt run-down and lightly neglected, but that is less of an issue for me this visit. It was a lovely walk up throuh last night from Rue St. Paul. Many...More

Thank SyrinxSounds
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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
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