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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. Use our Paris trip tool to visit Place Dauphine on your trip to Paris, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Guys playing bowls on the green. Nice restaurants dotted around. Benches to sit on and relax. Worth passing thru.  more »
  • The particularity of this square is the Visual and acoustic isolation from the rest of the city, in fact, despite being located in the city centre, the sounds of the city are shielded from the palaces that surround two of three sides and trees that enclose the remaining side. An authentic corner of Paris that well represents the magic and charm of this amazing city.
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  • Cute square where you will meet leaders of the bar during lunch in one of the small restaurants that are there. This makes it a friendly place to walk
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  • One of my favorite place in Paris. It's a small place in the middle of Paris, not very touristic but romantic and calm.
  • Lovely place to visit especially when the weather is nice. We had a cocktail each in one of the bars.
  • Like a peaceful island in the middle of busy town. Very nice place.
  • 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.
  • This square is like a secret garden in the heart of the city. Very parisien cafes and shops can be found here.
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