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Square du Vert-Galant, Paris
(4.4/5 based on 100 reviews on the web)
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. Make Square du Vert-Galant part of your personalized Paris itinerary using our Paris vacation planner.
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  • The first was to take a boat from the "Pont Neuf Vedettes" in the evening (which I do not recommend because the access, which is in the square of Henry IV, is dark and weird people in the surrounding area) precisely in the square saw padlocks everywhere and sections of railings broken by the weight of the same. The second time was day, during a walk from Sandeman, with Alexis de Guide. We saw the Vert Galant square also from the rive gauche, several times
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  • the Park in him even not bricks but very nice for a picnic break: you don't get tired of watching the seine, view of the bridge of sighs...
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  • This is a beautiful little park right in the heart of Paris. Lovely trees, benches to rest on, the stone masks are amazing, at Jacques de Molay, was burned at the stake on March 18, 1314 here. This pa...  more »
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  • This is the place to go at sundown, with a bottle of chilled white wine, a baguette and some smelly cheese. Sit on the edge of the park and watch the boats go by. Lots of other people will have the same idea, unfortunately, so get there a bit early and bag your spot.
  • I don't think there's anywhere in the world I'd rather be than Square du Vert-Galant on a balmy summer evening. BYO wine, cheese and meat, and be serenaded by gifted saxophonists and guitarists whilst you wave to excited tourists on the boats that speed past.
  • Incredible place in Paris at the end of the Île de ma Cité, where the two parts of the Seine river join
  • A great picnic spot. On nice days there are always lots of people.
  • Nestled in the center of Paris is this serene park. Grab a meal to go from one of the nearby cafes and bring it here to soak up the sun and beautiful Paris views!