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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great vibe and feel, amazing feel good atmosphere, good variety of restaurants and eateries to choose from for lunch, dinner or small eats.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank thiru_sri3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vast site to people watch, admire the artists at work and to view the impressive Nelson’s column. There are lots of restaurants, shops and places to chill out festooned around. Really it’s a lovely square, quite near the old port and the town hall, and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 135DavidS135
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pedestrained area of the old town with kiosks selling souvenirs and snacks around the area. Nelson's Column and a fountain were located there. A place for natives and tourists who enjoyed performing peddlers.

Date of experience: October 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking along Rue St-Paul this was a let-down. A good selection of restaurants, but not anything out of the ordinary. It's basically a square that is passed on the way to another location.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank P F B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here on a Sunday when lots of interesting market stalls filled the area. We also found an Inuit shop and display of interesting things, just next to a very noisy Baskin Robbins.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a Nelson's Column at the northwestern end of the square, but other than that, there is nothing unique or special about this square except hordes of tourists taking selfies. Perhaps if you like to people watch, especially tourists, this is the place to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for great people watching, shopping, and good food, this is the place for you. It seems like any time of day you can find something to do at Place Jacques-Cartier. I particularly appreciated the shopkeepers who were friendly and knowledgeable about...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ofdaleys
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visit Europe without leaving Canada. Summer night time you will see a spectacular fireworks display over the river. The food in any restaurant is incredible. The cobble streets & quaint buildings are great. Notre Dame cathedral is only steps away. Spend an afternoon & evening...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jack G
Reviewed 8 October 2019

On our recent cruise stop in Montreal, we visited Place Jacques Cartier, about a 10 minute walk from the Grand Quai cruise ship terminal. Place Jacques Cartier is hilly so we found it most convenient to walk downhill on it from Rue Notre Dame, by...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 6 October 2019

We have been here before but not for many years. The art here is quite enjoyable and the kiosks and restaurants located here are diverse with plenty of varied arts and crafts and food for sale.

Date of experience: October 2019
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