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Place-d'Armes

  • Bordered by rues Notre-Dame Ouest, St-Jacques, and St-Sulpice Map It
  • Old Montréal
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 10/26/2015

Fodor's Review

When Montréal was under attack, citizens and soldiers would rally at Place-d'Armes, but these days the only rallying is done by tourists, lunching office workers, calèche drivers, and flocks of voracious pigeons. The pigeons are particularly fond of the triumphant statue of Montréal's founder, Paul de Chomedey, with his lance upraised, perched above the fountain in the middle of the cobblestone square. Tunnels beneath the square protected the colonists from the winter weather and provided an escape route; unfortunately, they are too small and dangerous to visit.

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Bordered by rues Notre-Dame Ouest, St-Jacques, and St-Sulpice, Montréal, Québec, H2Y 1T2, Canada

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Published 10/26/2015

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