Montreal – Place Vauquelin

Between the Old Court House and City Hall is a small square with a fountain leading to the Champs-de-Mars. It is behind the 1927 monument to Vauquelin that you will find the stairs to get to the park where the ruins of the city’s fortified walls are exposed.

Vauquelin fought for the French colony and was defeated by Nelson representing the British, for standing up for the French population he is considered a hero.

It seems that it is not by mistake that the Nelson column and Vauquelin monument are facing each other, for all time.

Across Notre-Dame street, Place Jacques-Cartier is a nice place to walk.

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