In the heart of Old Montréal, the gentle slope down from the Nelson monument affords a superb view of the Old Port. Built in 1804, and restored in 1998, on the old site of Château de Vaudreuil, Place Jacques-Cartier was used as a public market for many years. A major gathering place and entertainment site in Old Montréal, it draws passers-by and visitors who enjoy street artists, roving entertainers, face painters and caricaturists. Victorian street lamps and a flower market stall add to the charming ambiance. Facing City Hall, Place De La Dauversière is a magnificent public garden restored in 1997.