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Place Jacques-Cartier

Between rue Notre-Dame and rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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This lively Montreal plaza is a gathering place for natives and tourists, who enjoy the outdoor restaurants and performing peddlers.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“old port” (26 reviews)
Between rue Notre-Dame and rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is right close to the lake and on Rue Notre Dame. It is also across from the City Hall. In the summer time, this place gets really busy and crowded as a few events or festivals are held here.

Thank Serendipity8
Reviewed 1 week ago

No, I mean it, you cannot come to Montreal without going there, but eat first, the food is not that good anymore and the service as well. BUT it's Place Jaques-Cartier Sq GO!

Thank bowlesjrobert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of outdoor cafes and restaurants are located on the small street, as well as numerous street vendors. With the buildings either side, it's a pretty square to sit and people watch for a while.

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We casually strolled through as we tend to avoid eating at places on community squares. There were tons of restaurants and street performers on the weekend.

Thank Charity B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place Jacques-Cartier is a gateway to the sites of Old Montreal. As a site on its own, it rates a 1-2. There are street vendors that sell art and some restaurants. It's a very small footprint. However, the Old Port and the Bonsecours Market (indoor...More

Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much to see and do. Sit on a patio and watch the crowd, take photos of all the beautiful sites or just stroll with all the others.

Thank SarahEOttawa_Ontario
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lot of restaurant an stores an tourist, you can take pictures ride a carriage is you have time o walk is up to you

Thank Ana R
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Place Jacques-Carier is a picturesque square in Old Montreal. It is lined by shops and restaurants and has a European feel to it. At the top of the square is a tall column commemorating Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. It is a nice...More

Thank TravelerCentralFLA
Reviewed 20 April 2017

A large public square lined with tourist shops. Some of the shops are very interesting and specialize in Canadian goods. The Inuit store is limited to crafts and goods of the First Nations people. Nice place to people watch, shop or get a meal. Hope...More

1  Thank Howard P
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great place to be for restaurants, shops and nightlife. Great place to stroll around and see people going by.

Thank kartikmexico
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre 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
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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