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Square du Vert-Galant, Paris
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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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  • With the nickname of Henry IV and the name square faith-Galan (Vert Galant)-"ardent lover" that recalls the legendary amorous adventures of King Square is located in the western part of the island, having the form of a triangle, with the Pont Neuf here you can descend the stairs leading down behind the equestrian statue near here in 1314. g aircraft auto-da-Fe tamplierov head Jacques de Molay and his friends. in the Park sign, a modest Vert-GALANT marks the place of their execution because the square is on the former Island, where Jews burned Jews. now here is broken very cute, admittedly, sometimes crowded, small park. Sit down here among the trees and think about French history.
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  • We were strolling through the night there was no Harry Potter in the Park, but in the middle of the park began to skip rats and stick a death jajja scare, I think that it was a party of rodents... also tends to have weird people... not highly recommended by night!
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  • Mistress had many King Henry IV nicknamed (Vert GALANT is "amorous old" with a meaning), just like France named named Park. (I'm under this name calling children.? Lol) there is a staircase down to the Park on the back of the equestrian statue of Henri IV himself stands in the middle of the Pont Neuf (bridge of the oldest in Paris, which means "new bridge"). Through the tree-shaded benches and flower garden green de la Cité where was big willow tree and go to the Po (at the western end of the Park), on a couple of gentle shaking. Would definitely located, facing directly into the river Seine, but Japan were not "fence". Is everyone pretty sitting on the shore, that dangling legs, falls into the Seine River splash! It is. I fall down shoes, personal responsibility. Would it even be France! * in the 6/2016 in the aftermath of the flood completely submerged and was. Photo by 2015, is featuring the shape of the island.
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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!