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Place d'Armes, Montreal

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Watched over by the proud statue of Montreal's founder, Paul de Chomedey, Place d'Armes buzzes with history and is the second oldest public space in the city. When first developed in 1693 the square regularly staged various military events, it then became a hay and wood market and later around 1836, developed into a plush Victorian garden. Located in Old Montreal, the square provides a perfect starting point for a walking tour of some of the city's historic sights, including the Notre-Dame Basilica, Canada's first bank-- The Bank of Montreal, and the oldest building in Montreal, the Saint Sulpice Seminary. Plan to see Place d'Armes and other attractions that appeal to you using our Montreal trip itinerary maker website.
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  • Nice square right in the middle of old Montreal. Beautiful fountain and people coming and going. We stopped and sat on the fountain and listened to a street musician. Nice break. A few too many...  more »
  • There’s always something to see and do at this very central square in Old Montreal, as there are professional entertainers performing here everyday, day and night. In our few days here, we have...  more »

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