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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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  • Place d'Armes is a central square in Old Montreal. There are several important buildings around the square: The Notre-Dame Basilica, the Saint Sulphis Seminary, the New York Life Building, and the...  more »
  • We really only walked through this area on our way to Notre-Dame Basilica. It's a cute square, decorated nicely for the holidays.  more »
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