Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

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Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle information

Location
Montréal , Canada
Address
cnr Ave Viger Ouest & Rue de Bleury
Getting there
Metro: Place-d’Armes
Opening hours
ring of fire every hour 6:30-10:30pm mid-May–mid-Oct
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The big draw of this square by the Palais Des Congrès is the fountain that releases a ring of fire (and an ethereal mist) at certain times of year. The fountain and sculpture by Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923–2002), called La Joute (The Joust), was inaugurated here in 2003. During the day this area is filled with nearby office workers having lunch, but summer nights are a big draw – that’s when the pyro-technics take place.