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Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal

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Find somewhere to dine al fresco and see a little of Montreal's history at Place Jacques-Cartier. A characterful entrance to the Old Port, the square is named after the explorer who originally claimed Canada for France in 1535. Parisian style restaurants line the square and local artists stalls and food kiosks often populate the center. Head to the upper end to see Nelson's Column, the oldest monument in the city and the second oldest Nelson's Column in the world. Plan your visit to Place Jacques-Cartier and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Montreal travel itinerary planner.
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  • At the heart of Old Montreal town, lots of nice restaurants, bars, hotels nearby. Worth visiting both at day times and nights. Personally prefer night visit because whole place is decorated with... 
    At the heart of Old Montreal town, lots of nice restaurants, bars, hotels nearby. Worth visiting both at day times and nights. Personally prefer night visit because whole place is decorated with...  more »
  • Great to walk around, see the sights, the little park and the Nelson column. A very cosmopolitan area. Clean and safe place to be. 
    Great to walk around, see the sights, the little park and the Nelson column. A very cosmopolitan area. Clean and safe place to be.  more »

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