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La place Jacques-Cartier est une place piétonne du Vieux-Montréal, à Montréal.
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A must see in the Old Montreal. At any time of year, great restaurants on both sides of the street. At the upper end of the Place stands Nelson's Column, built in memory of Admiral Horatio Nelson.
Every day of summer in the old port, there are street performers at the Place Jacques Cartier Square. You’ll find many non-musician performers here, since this is where miscellaneous acts are allowed to perform. All the performers have permits, which aren’t cheap, costing up to 350$. So, the buskers…
A gathering point in Old Montréal that's especially lively in summer, Place Jacques-Cartier is a popular tourist spot surrounded by historic buildings, pretty gardens, public services, and restaurants. At the uphill end, there is a Nelson's Column and the impressive Montréal City Hall.