Place Jacques-Cartier


This major gathering place for tourists and locals alike came to life in 1804, when the two-block area opened in the heart of the city. Sidewalk cafes and restaurants hum with activity while the 1809 monument celebrating Nelson's victory at Trafalgar calmly looks on. On the western end is the old Silver Dollar Saloon, so named because 350 silver dollars were once nailed to the floor. The Place is lined with early two- and three-story buildings that were originally homes or hotels, but it's the constant presence of artists, jugglers and other street performers that give Place Jacques-Cartier its festive atmosphere, both day and night.


rue Notre-Dame
Montreal, QC


45.50790400, -73.55362700
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514-496-PORT (7678)

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