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Place Dauphine, Paris
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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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  • ... and you will stay longer than expected long! Nice little Place Paris as we did more, architecture... I let you come see!, located between the "old bridge in Paris"... I named the bridge...!, and the back of the courthouse. Between Henri IV, perched on his mount, the square of the gallant Green where it is good to sit on one of the benches, and the street of Harlay (first owner... including all the former buildings of the original Place we missing - remain as the two located at the West entrance of the Place by the bridge, between the quay of the goldsmiths (and his famous "36"...) and the dock of the clock with its Concierge and its Tower (clock / BLD. Palace)) the place Dauphine is a location... "Royal..." (I dare...) in Paris. The remains of Lutèce, this little Place retains a spirit and a village atmosphere. Free from all the brouhaha of the capital, his trees, beautiful foliage, its terraces... "of estaminets", its banks and its bowlers, his children who play in all seasons, its galleries and incomparable bookstores, all of these "ingredients" contribute to calm, serenity and well-being of places. Finally the small history page also invites in these places by some famous people who have occupied houses or frequented places of the place:--15, Simone Signoret and Yves Montand lived in this House; -at 26 is the - priori - precise location of the pyre on which was slain, by order of King Philip IV the fair, Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the order of Knights of the Temple, March 18, 1314. and which would have had these words to the address of the King and the Pope: "Pope Clement! King Philip! Within a year, I quote you to appear at the tribunal of God to receive your just punishment! Cursed...! Cursed...! We'll all cursed until the thirteenth generation...!" Come... and you'll love!
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  • Along the road on the South side of the Sainte-Chapelle on Ile de la Cité Island to the West, Notre Dame Cathedral and is silent as I wonder where many tourists as the Palais was gone. Going left and right in the face and go further away from the Pont Neuf Paris buildings has come into view. Both buildings are so that A line and approached the front is wide open, so what. Plaza between the buildings inevitably is a triangle. Roads along the Park and its shape is polite with cobblestones so air is plenty, but this hushed atmosphere was startled and Ile de la Cité island in. Dauphiné square is the oldest square in Paris was built ago the place des Vosges in the Marais district, that. I was feeling like standing there and there are remains of the Roman era in the crypt is the oldest bridge in Paris is the square of the Pont Neuf and the Ile even sunk that originated in Paris and event on the river headwaters before,.
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  • Although very well spoken, I went on a Sunday and it was empty. The restaurants were also good. Beautiful but very quiet.
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  • Intimate, cozy, quiet and yet alive. I love this little square where young Parisians gather to play pétanque, drink a glass of wine and flirt with admirable style.
  • Perfect place to relax between site seeing. So much history here. Wish we could've stayed longer..
  • One of the prettiest squares of Paris, especially during sunny days. Quiet and bordered with nice, old buildings, as well as tasty restaurants.
  • A quiet place in a middle of the very busy, we all want to protect and conserve from the crowd ^^
  • Nice place to have a drink in a quiet area