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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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  • Created from 1581 to 1611, she was named First Place of Thionville. This small place with a small square, triangular, is located on the island of the city, on the side of the Pont Neuf. She is surrounded by a few restaurants but does absolutely nothing special. In the end square, under the trees, the bowlers find their happiness. Look at the pictures, you've seen it all... Come to metro station "Pont Neuf".
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  • In the middle of the island you will find yourself suddenly discover this little square of an odd triangular shape, with a small garden inside and restaurants or boutique on the sides ... Very nice for a park, shady, romantic ... To discover!
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  • It was all street on the West side than the Palais de la Cité Street square. It was normally neither staff nor in the Park, like the place des Vosges square. I likely have Plaza, maybe there is something gratuitous.
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  • This square is like a secret garden in the heart of the city. Very parisien cafes and shops can be found here.
  • 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

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