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Place d'Armes: Tours & Tickets

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This major plaza in Old Montreal, built in the 17th century, once served as the training grounds for the military.
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Between St-Jacques St and Notre-Dame St, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

So Wednesday night, Oct 9th had my pole dancing class at milan pole right around the corner as I drove by slowly through this square as there is often traffic, I heard the sweet sounds of an opera singer. Hadn’t heard that around there

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GiannaVacay
Reviewed 5 days ago

Place d'Armes ,a square in Old Montreal.In the centre there is monument /Statue in the memory of Paul de Chomedey, founder of Montreal and surrounded by many buildings.its in the heart of historical district which offers excellent overview of all periods-from the city's oldest building...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SanjayB101
Reviewed 6 days ago

The attraction of Place d'Armes, for me, was to see the tall memorial statue to honor Maisonneuve, the founder of Montreal, placed in the middle of the square. I think its great when cities erect such monuments for important people in their past, and Montreal...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 6 days ago

Metro station close by. A great square in the centre of Montreal which has Notre Dame Cathedral in centre.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank davidgharris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Circa 1721, local militia would have gathered here, heeding the call to defend their "New Home" (Maisonneuve). The purpose for the square was to stage military events and this is the second oldest public site/gathering spot in Montreal and dates back to 1693. We've also...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice area to walk through. It’s close to many popular destinations, most notably Notre Dame Basilica. There are often street performers there. It’s a good place to meet up and sit, or just pass through. Either way, you will probably not spend...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sarahmO5452KB
Reviewed 26 August 2019

A nice gathering place in Montreal adjacent to the Notre Dame basilica. There's almost always a street musician or dancer or two if the weather's nice. And there's plenty of opportunity to sit and people-watch -- a favorite pastime.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank UncleCliff
Reviewed 20 August 2019

This is a popular plaza, located across the street from the Basilica of Notre Dame. One day, we heard an opera singer. Another day it was a lady performing Spanish dances to music. And on another day, a gentlemen was plying his trumpet to recorded...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kweilbacher2010
Reviewed 20 August 2019

Place d’Armes sits directly in front of Notre Dame Basilica in Old Montreal. There is a statue as well as a fountain in the centre of the square. Good place to people watch or just to admire Notre Dame. At night the Basilica lights up...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 August 2019

This was the meeting point for an excellent food walking tour of Old Montreal, after which enabling us to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and Bank of Montreal. There were also musicians playing and singing - a different one after our return from the food...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from AnnBertschin | Reviewed this property |
Most of the parking near the Basilica is street, parallel parking. Also, I know there was at least one small lot a block from the Basilica.
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