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Place d'Armes, Montreal

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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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  • This is the square in front of Notre Dame and the old Bank of Montreal. The buskers who play here are talented. Interesting architecture around. Lots of tourists passing through. This is a place.....  more
    This is the square in front of Notre Dame and the old Bank of Montreal. The buskers who play here are talented. Interesting architecture around. Lots of tourists passing through. This is a place.....  more »
  • The Basilique Notre-Dame at one side and skyscrapers at the other. What a contrast, and so attractive to "feel" the atmosphere created by this blending! 
    The Basilique Notre-Dame at one side and skyscrapers at the other. What a contrast, and so attractive to "feel" the atmosphere created by this blending!  more »

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