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Place Jacques-Cartier

Tour route Next section Previous 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
After 1850... 

Place Jacques-Cartier 

After 1850, new hotels were built here and, along with those on Rue Saint-Paul, made this an important hotel district. The square itself was livelier and friendlier than ever, with its market gardeners and their stalls, its restaurants and shops, all just moments from the Port. Even some manufacturers remained, with a large shoe factory opening here in 1867.

Place Jacques-Cartier

An Amerindian trail, then a "castle"... 

... the New Marketplace, and a public square 

Place Jacques-Cartier 

Right up until the 1950s, the market was open two days a week, still as an outdoor extension of the Bonsecours Market, the city's central marketplace. Even today, the flower vendors and the artists' easels are discreet reminders of this earlier role.

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