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Place Dauphine, Paris

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Henry IV ordered the creation of Place Dauphine, named for his son, the Dauphin of France and future Louis XIII, who was born in 1601. One of the earliest city-planning projects of Henri IV, this sits on a site created from part of the western garden of the walled Palais de la Cité (Capetian kings lived there before the Louvre was built). In 1792, during the Revolution, Place Dauphine became Place Thionville, a name it retained until 1814. Today, you can find hotels, restaurants, and a peaceful park here. Many enjoy the spot for its views of Pont Neuf and the Île de la Cité. Put Place Dauphine into our Paris tourist route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Lots of restaurants and cafes on the Place, (we like La Rose de France) but the reason to come is that on Friday/Saturday nights it is hopping with young people playing pétanque. There will be serval ...  read more »
  • Place Dauphine is one of my favorite places in Paris. Is located on the island of Cité, close to the new bridge. The place is a little hidden, as would strâtannoe between houses. Very nice and respectable, always expecting to meet someone here of international celebrities. In doing so, due to this "potaennosti" people here traditionally little. On the ground floors of houses-numerous restaurants (quite expensive). And the home notable and historical, built 17-18 centuries. The area has traditionally been one of the centers of artistic life in Paris, there were open-air exhibitions, but, in my opinion, this tradition is now long over. Highly recommend to those who have never been here. Orfevr embankment next to the most famous No. 36.
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  • With a privileged location, the Place Dauphine is must-visit for anyone who goes to Paris. A must! My dream is to live there. And is really close to the Sainte Chapelle, the most beautiful chapel in the world. The visits are complicated, there's always huge queues, but worth the wait.
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  • Nice square to kick back and enjoy some peace and quiet for a bit. It's close to Sainte-Chapelle and Notre Dame. When I was here, there was some sort of chase scene being filmed here complete with fake cops and robbers.
  • One of the prettiest squares of Paris, especially during sunny days. Quiet and bordered with nice, old buildings, as well as tasty restaurants.
  • The prettiest square in Paris, that is what most Parisians will tell you. It is accessed most easily at the midway point of Pont Neuf. There are several lovely cafés and restaurants around the square and in the summer it's just a nice, quiet place to relax.
  • Love thé place, quiet
  • Literally the most beautiful square in all of Paris.
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