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Place Dauphine, Paris

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Small menu which means perfect, overlooking a quiet square, great for kids, friendly service! FYI kitchen closes at 2pm  more »
  • We had wandered from the Ile de Cite, over the Pont Neuf. We were west of the Concergerie and Palais du Justice. This open square was filled with people playing Boule. Children running around, beautif...  more »
  • This charming triangular shaped open space tucked behind gorgeous Parisian houses and apartments is not to be missed. The gravelled park is dotted with bench seats and chestnut trees which bloom in sp...  more »
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  • This is a wonderful square which offers some peace and quite in the center of the city. The buildings surrounding the square are beautiful and there are some amazing restaurants. It's interesting how this is in the center of the city but there were hardly any tourists there.
  • Sweet, triangular park filled with people playing Petanque and Molkky. Nice ambience with lots of shade on a hot day.
  • Wonderful square.
  • I love this place very romantic
  • Very romantic, especially at night!