Montreal Travel Guide

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Place de la Grande-Paix

  • Between pl. d'Youville and rue William Map It
  • Old Montréal
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 04/06/2017

Fodor's Review

If you're looking for peace and quiet, the narrow strip of grass and trees on Place d'Youville just east of Place Royale is an appropriate place to find it. It was here, after all, that the French signed a major peace treaty with dozens of aboriginal nations in 1702. It was also here that the first French colonists to settle in Montréal landed their four boats on May 17, 1642. An obelisk records the settlers' names.

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Between pl. d'Youville and rue William, Montréal, Québec, H2Y 3Y5, Canada

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Published 04/06/2017


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