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Pointe-à-Callière and Place Royale

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

Place de la Grande-Paix

Place de la Grande-Paix
The Place lies above the former bed of the Little Saint-Pierre River, which the founders of Ville-Marie must have crossed countless times. The obelisk standing here, erected about 100 years ago, pays tribute to them.






The old Custom House

Place Royale and the Amerindian

Pointe-à-Callière and place Royale


This part of what was formerly Place d'Youville, redeveloped in 1999, was renamed Place de la Grande-Paix in 2001, to mark the tricentennial of the treaty. In 1701, the Great Peace of Montréal put an end to wars between the Natives and French and between the allies and enemies of the French among the Native nations.

Signatures from the 1701 treaty,
with the totem symbols of the Iroquois,
Huron and other nations, many of them
from the Great Lakes region.

Behind the contemporary Museum, de Callière Street leads into the Place, passing close by the buried traces of the residence of Louis-Hector de Callière, the Governor of New France who negotiated and signed the treaty.


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