Another neighbourhood, another church and Place Royale’s pièce de résistance—a 17th century stone behemoth called Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires. While still open for business and Sunday mass, this beautiful landmark is but one of many treats to be found in this vibrant Lower Town plaza. Visitors will find shops and cafés galore, and a museum facility—aptly named Centre d’Interpretation de Place-Royale (Royal Plaza Interpretation Centre)—dedicated to explaining Place Royale’s history as the seed of New France. It’s a great show for kids and for all of us. The exhibits succeed at putting history into perspective by demonstrating how people actually lived. After that, it’s cool to see the revitalized area still bustling.
Attractions & Landmarks
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