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  • Address: Place Jacques Cartier, between rue Notre Dame and rue St Paul, Vieux Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • Admission: Free

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Jacques Cartier Place

Stretching from the Rue Notre-Dame in the north to the Old Port in the south, Jacques Cartier Place (Place Jacques Cartier) is the famed cobbled square at the heart of Vieux Montréal. In this lively carnival, you can watch lively street performers, have your portrait painted, or watch the unfolding pageant of colorful people.

Under Nelson’s Column, a popular market sells arts, crafts, flowers, and souvenirs. You can see all the action from a table in one of the inviting street cafés that line the square. Sip a glass of beer or wine and soak up the atmosphere, relax and let the afternoon go by, enjoy people-watching at its best. Afterward, you can stroll down the slope toward the Old Port, while marveling at the opulent 19th century townhouses and mansions.

Practical Info

Jacques Cartier Place is easily accessible from downtown via the Underground City, and is also served by several bus routes and Metro stations. All Vieux Montréal attractions, shops, and restaurants are in walking distance.

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