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Montreal Sights

Place Jacques-Cartier

  • Bordered by rues Notre-Dame Est and de la Commune Map It
  • Old Montréal
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Updated 07/17/2014

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The cobbled square at the heart of Old Montréal is part carnival, part flower market, and part sheer fun. You can pause here to have your portrait painted or to buy an ice cream or to watch the street performers. If you have more time, try to get a table at one of the sidewalk cafés, order a beer or a glass of wine, and watch the passing parade. The 1809 monument honoring Lord Nelson's victory over Napoléon Bonaparte's French navy at Trafalgar angers some modern-day Québec nationalists. The campaign to raise money for it was led by the Sulpician priests, who were engaged in delicate land negotiations with the British government at the time and were eager to show what good subjects they were.

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Bordered by rues Notre-Dame Est and de la Commune, Montréal, Québec, H2Y 3B1, Canada

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Updated 07/17/2014


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