Place des Vosges, Paris

4.6
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The oldest planned square in Paris, Place des Vosges is a quiet spot surrounded by cafes and shops. Listen to the trickle of water from one of the four fountains while sitting at a bench. Henri IV built this perfect square 140 sq m (460 sq ft) from 1605 to 1612 to use as a royal pavilion for duels. Green lawns radiate out from its center. Expertly manicured lindens surround a formal plantation of mature linden trees called a bosquet, which provide a shady oasis. Arrange to visit Place des Vosges and other attractions in Paris using our Paris trip planner.
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  • Lovely architecture, looks different again to other Paris squares/'places' - busy and I've always found the colonnaded walkway a bit dark.But very handsome overall, as so much of Paris is.  more »
  • It is incredibly picturesque and even has one of the city’s oldest pieces of graffiti ground into one of its stones. The park/gardens are quite beautiful, with fountains/statues monuments etc, its a....  more »
  • Beautiful area to visit in Marsais.Plenty of cafes, art gallaries and shopping. Relaxing Sunday afternoon  more »
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  • One of my favorite places in Paris. Very picturesque and feels still a bit local and not so touristy. Get some coffee or snack and sit down in the sun and observe Parisian everyday life!
  • Incredible little known historical square. Love the surrounding art galleries and shops. Wouldn’t eat here though, tourist prices for non tourist food. Go a couple street elsewhere for more authentic French food.
  • Amazing place with nice park in the center and very interesting buildings in the edges. The buildings are designed in the same style placed in a square that generated exiting view from the center of the park. The symmetry of this place is surprising and the view is beautiful.
  • One of the most wonderful and romantic squares in Paris, if you are lucky enough you will be able to listen some street live classic music performance.
  • Beautiful park. Bring a blanket, sit on the grass, and just soak it all in.

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