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Tour route Next section Back to Notre-Dame Est Boulevard Saint-Laurent Rue Notre-Dame West The Old Seminary and Notre-Dame Place d’Armes Rue Saint-Jacques Des Récollets Around Rue de l’Hôpital Rue Saint-Paul, near Place d’Youville Place d’Youville Western end of the Old Port Pointe-à-Callière and Place Royale Saint-Paul and de la Commune From Saint-Amable to Saint-Gabriel Place Jacques-Cartier Eastern end of the Old Bonsecours From Bonsecours to Berri Rue Notre-Dame East Champ-de-Mars




The fortifications went up...

... and came down

A huge public expanse surrounded by trees, the perfect place to relax and soak up some sun... a superb view of downtown Montréal... and fascinating historical remains.

Can you pick out the two lines of stone running across the surface like a double backbone? This is one of the few spots in present-day Montréal where you can still see physical evidence of the fortified town of yesteryear.

In 1991, the site was developed to highlight the remains of the fortifications. Trees that recall the Commissioners’ plan stand guard over this unique legacy.

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