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Place d'Armes Tours

Nestled in the heart of historic Old-Montreal, Place d’Armes is the second oldest public site in Montreal. The Sulpicians, who played a major role in the founding of the city and built the still-existing Saint-Sulpice Seminary on the southern side of the square, called it Place de la Fabrique as it was used as a hay and wood market. The name was, however, changed to Place d’Armes in 1721 when it became the stage of various military events. 

Place d’Armes more or less kept it actual size and allure since the completion of Notre-Dame Basilica in 1830, with the notable exception that it is now flanked by the city’s first high rise buildings -representing major periods of Montreal's development- the New York Life Insurance Building as well as the Art deco gem and Empire State Building lookalike Aldred Building. In fact, Place d’Armes is now an architecture buff’s idea of paradise, as over 10 different styles are featured in the immediate vicinity – including Art Deco, Italian Renaissance, International, Gothic revival and Neoclassical styles! The square also features the statue of Montreal’s founding father, Paul de Chomedey, commemorating his defense of the French settlement against the Iroquois.

Practical Info

Place d’Armes is located in Old-Montreal, between St Jacques and Notre-Dame streets. It is accessible by car (nearest parking is in the 500 Place d’Armes building and costs $17 per 12 hour period) and by public transit via metro stop Place d’Armes on the orange line or bus route 55. It makes for a perfect starting point to and Old Montreal exploratory tour, and many guided tours depart from there. 

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Old Montreal Walking Tour, Montreal, null
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Old Montreal Walking Tour

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Experience the history and progression of Old Montreal on this 1.5-hour walking tour. Follow a guide into off-the-path courtyards and see where the city ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.65
Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal, Montreal, Walking Tours
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Beyond the Basilica Walking Tour in Montreal

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This walking tour from historic Old Montréal up to the funky borough of the Plateau Mont-Royal could almost be a Montréal 101 class. Learn about the ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.22
Montreal Bike Tour with Bites, Montreal, Walking Tours
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Montreal Bike Tour with Bites

Cycle, snack and drink your way around Montreal’s food scene on this 5-hour laid back guided bike tour.  An original tour of Montreal‘s typical delights with ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.52
Walking Tour of Old Montreal, Montreal, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Walking Tour of Old Montreal

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Soak in the rich history, culture and heritage of Montreal on this walking tour of Old Montreal. See famous sites such as Notre-Dame Basilica (admission fees ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.82
Old Montreal Private Walking Tour, Montreal, Walking Tours
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Old Montreal Private Walking Tour

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Find out more about all the eras that shaped Montreal with a private 2-hour walking tour. With your local guide, learn the city's history, from the foundation ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.81

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