- One of the most important sites for archaeological digs in Old Montreal, Place Royale has yielded valuable information about the city's European and Native histories. Artifacts include stone tools, shards of pottery and burnt wood from campfires long ago. In the 17th and 18th centuries Place Royale was the town's marketplace. In the 19th century a customs house was built, along with a Victorian-style square, complete with fountain. Today, a new fountain graces the park and Place Royale has become a focal point for walking tours of Old Montreal.
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