Square du Vert-Galant, Paris

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#26 of 75 in Parks in Paris
From its very beginning, Square du Vert-Galant had a bit of a romantic reputation, named, as it was, for a prominent "vert-galant," or "lusty gentleman," of the time--King Henry IV. Henry was known for many things: being a Protestant who converted to Catholicism to ascend to the French throne; issuing the Edict of Nantes, which gave Protestants almost equal rights to Catholics; and having a bevy of mistresses well into his old age. Today a statue of Henry atop a horse keeps watch on the triangular park, which is often the sight of romantic picnics and marriage proposals. It's also the departure point for several boats that tour the Seine. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Square du Vert-Galant and many more Paris attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Paris itinerary app .
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  • October 1, 2017
    It is a place of rest where many Parisians, is nothing but a small park, weather permitting. It is also on the river Seine River cruise.
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  • August 14, 2017
    While walking in Paris, along the "route" a stop at Pont Neuf Bridge is a hoot. AKA, Lock Bridge, there are probably 100s of thousands of locks placed on the bridge. Take a look at the pics.If you're ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    When the Seine runs high, this pretty square at the end of Ile de la Cite is submerged in flood waters. The floods don't seem to damage the pretty landscaping. Great views of the river from here and t...  more »
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  • September 1, 2017
    A little gem. Usually missed by the masses so quiet little spot too picnic or relax. On Pont Neuf you will see all the love locks you will also see a sign for a boat trip. Walk down the steps and you have just found a spot away from the tourists
  • October 5, 2017
    A nice romantic spot close to the Seine river. Perfect for enjoying Paris sunsets. Only drawback is that you cannot see the Eiffel tower because of the low position close to the water.
  • August 23, 2017
    It's a nice place to relax and take a clean breath of oxygen in a noisy city . I loved it :D
  • July 10, 2017
    Shhhh, it's a secret. The first rule of Square du Vert-Galant is to not talk about Square du Vert-Galant
  • August 2, 2017
    Nice place for hanging out or picnic-ing. Always a lot of activity.

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