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Place d'Armes

Between St-Jacques St and Notre-Dame St, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
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This major plaza in Old Montreal, built in the 17th century, once served as the training grounds for the military.
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Between St-Jacques St and Notre-Dame St, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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"beautiful square"
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"notre dame basilica"
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"head office"
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"old montreal"
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"french poodle"
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"public square"
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"wedding parties"
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"nice statue"
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"interesting statues"
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"starting point"
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"street musicians"
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"horse drawn"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to meet up with friends if you need a central rendezvous. The history of this particular spot is interesting, but I don't think you need to plan to spend a whole lot of time here. At least not during the...More

Thank Hannah F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This square is a vibrant meeting place, the 2 statues with their dogs symbolise the French and the British influences in Montreal .The mixed architectural styles of the buildings surrounding the square reflect the city's history. The most notable are the oldest bank in Canada...More

Thank maggieianh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we went in early January the whole plaza was covered in 3 feet of snow! We trecked through the snow to get a picture of the statue in the middle but all of the buildings surrounding the area were still very beautiful. If you...More

Thank Ashley D
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Place d'Armes is a really interesting and beautiful place with Notre Dame towering over it. Read up on the history of the place to give it more significance. A lot of important battles and meetings between Europeans and Indians went on here. The square seemed...More

Thank Colby K
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This is the start point to visit the Old Port. My reason? well in just one block from metro station Place d'Armes (same name) in the Palais des Congres. Well is one block uphill but don't worry easily to walk, at the place you will...More

Thank MasterGeorge8
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Place d'Armes is immediately in front of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal and accordingly is very busy. I loved the various sculptures around the square. The buskers were very good. Lots of little coffee shops surrounded the square. Great place to soak up the local...More

Thank sanchdog
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

A busy place during the day. A quiet area with benches and musicians in evening. Right in front the Cathedral in old Montreal, walking distance to convention center or chinatown or old port. Perfect for tourists but as resident here i still enjoy the quiet...More

Thank worldtour101
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Some much in this area Notre Dame. Shops and lots of places to learn about the history of Montreal. The statue in the square is really special, it is accurately designed.

Thank Brian K
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This cobble stone square is surrounded by historical architecture representing the arc of Montreal's growth through the centuries. The city's oldest building, the Vieux Seminaire de St-Sulpice, built between 1684-1687 is surrounded by old stone walls, but not opened to visitors. The Basillica of Notre...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We could have stayed here hours just taking it all in. The Monument tells a story. From her you also have a great view of Notre Dame, as well as the "First sky scraper of Montreal" its a bit yellow in colour with a small...More

Thank Jamie D
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TravelFan95661
18 April 2017|
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Response from AnnBertschin | Reviewed this property |
Most of the parking near the Basilica is street, parallel parking. Also, I know there was at least one small lot a block from the Basilica.
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