Square du Vert-Galant, Paris

4.4
#23 of 143 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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  • The Green-Galant square is at the western tip of the island of The City, in the Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois district of the 1st arrondissement. When you are at the end of this square you are like at the bow of a ship sailing on the Seine. In hot weather, it is a haven of freshness with unrivalled views. This is worth a visit
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  • It is a pleasant place for a break, with the river Seine at its feet. This square is very small, with some shade and garden benches. It is situated on a level below the Pont Neuf, being part of the Île de la Cité. It owes its name to the nickname given to King Henry IV (1553-1610), the "Green Galante".
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  • If you want to get the feeling for "love" in the air, this is the spot in Paris. First, grab a blanket, a bottle of wine and picknik dinner from your local bakery then head to this park at around 7pm....  more »
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  • A must with the loved one(s). You will appreciate to wander around this place in order to really feel Paris...and from there: you can take a boat to cruise along the Seine river for an hour or so . Very romantic.
  • A nice park with views of the river. The park itself is clean and has some seats for relaxing with friends. Some parts of the stairs reak of urine but once in the park it is undetectable.
  • it’s a really nice place for taking a stroll when your first exploring paris. it’s really quiet and nice to people watch and look at the water.
  • Great view of the oldest stone bridge in Paris (pont neuf - ironically named) and great riverside chill spot for breaking out a bottle of rouge and some saucisson for an outside evening watching the boats go by. Bonus: usually a great sunset spot. Double bonus: before the French kings moved to the Louvre as their principal residence, this used to be the royal family's private garden... For a reason...
  • Best place to enjoy from a snack while watching boats
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