The heart of old Montreal, the third oldest City in North America and a slice of Europe (at an affordable price)
About Place Jacques-Cartier
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IF you need a nice place to sit and people watch and get a bite to eat this is a great spot. It does have one nice Inuit gallery but, otherwise, the shops are touristy.
We grabbed a beverage and watched the lights come up on City Hall after walking along the port area. Great street entertainment, restaurants if you like tourist food, and it quickly became my favorite area of Montreal. Don't skip this and sit a while to...More
Place Jacques-Cariter is surrounded by excellent restaurants serving a wide variety of food, anything from pizza to crepes. Artists often display their work. There are benches for people watching.
A nice park with a few hiking trails and a lake. However, the water activities were not available as we visited on a week day in October. A ride along the lake shore proved adventurous as part of the way is a one-lane road and...More
A ten-minute walk from the Champ de Mars Metro station, this area, closed to cars, is the fun heart of Old Montreal (its more serious heart would be the Notre Dame Basilica). It is lined on both sides with sidewalk café-type restaurants, some mainly for...More
Summers are hyper active at Place Jacques-Cartier which is surrounded by restaurants, animated by live performances, and is a hub of local painters and artists displaying their arts for sale. Place Jacques-Cartier is a main center of our so sought-after Old-Montreal or Vieux-Montreal. It connects...More
Very nice square for hanging out, reminded us of Faneuil Hall in Boston, there area street performers and restaurants and shops around the vicinity. We love the European feel of the 'plaza' where you get to sit at the benches, people watch and relax after...More
We walked quite a bit around the streets of Montreal in the area of Place Jacques-Cartier . This is a great place to stop and rest for a while. The huge building adjacent to the square is beautiful ! The grounds are nicely kept and...More
Street performers entertaining crowds, lots of restaurants, kiosks, boutiques. A park-like atmosphere in the heart of Old Montreal with benches for people-watching.