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. 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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  • Even flooded this square very beautiful rest with these weeping willows that keep their curves, I would expect that the level of the Seine down for him refréquenter.
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  • This lovely square, I frequent often, is located at the Western tip of the island of the city, crossed by the new bridge and is in the shape of bow of boat. Unfortunately since the Seine had the bad idea to overflow, this square has gradually overwhelmed by the waves. Trees and high enough plantations are still coming to stay afloat but the benches have disappeared. The stars of the Pont Neuf, which have their North side base, are at a standstill. But there are a lot of people on the high platform around the statue of Henri IV, the "green gallant". As tourists take pleasure to hang "The padlock of remembrance" on the guardrails, abandoning the pont des Arts, on which it is almost impossible to hang them. It's still a pretty rare sight and you need this to get an idea of the effect of the flooding of the Seine
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  • I wonder it turned out. Square is located on the otstrove Cité, the tip. And the value of its titles-ardent lover, or green and gallant. It's all about Henry. You can see, the irrepressible was a man. A true connoisseur, an active practitioner. And notice how gallantly, easy and aristocratic contemporaries noted his love of beauty. We had a little prizemljonnee. Would say-"old dog", forgive me Lord
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  • This little 'secret' garden gem is at the tip of the island. It's a tranquil and serene area where one could picnic or relax with some wine. Not a lot of people hang out there which is great. I added a picture, not of what the square in general looks like because there's already many pictures on here, but of a particular significant rock that's located near the entrance of the Square on the grass. If you are French Canadian, more precisely 'Quebecois', this commemorative rock will be an interesting piece of knowledge for you. Click on it, zoom in and read it.
  • Perfection. A comfortable little square with plenty of seating, on the river and tucked away from the busy city We came for a little picnic and enjoyed our experience It was a beautiful place to relax and read a book, or people watch While there were a lot of people in the area they were all respectfully quiet and kept to themselves Leaving the square we were rested and relaxed
  • 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. Pick the time of day carefully as lunch time comes for the parisiens they will arrive in numbers so go before of after their lunch. Get your blanket out and enjoy this spot. As you can see in one of the photos the parisien girls came prepared to feed the five thousand.
  • Good place to have a drink with friends. But sometimes gets too crowded. Beware that there is no toilet around!
  • If you are looking for a nice place to relax and get away from all the hustle and bustle of Paris and you are near Notre Dame Cathedral, than this is the place. It has a small park with some benches or if you prefer than you can go to the tip of the Isle de la Cite and look out at Pont de Arts. It's a nice viewpoint of this bridge. The square was also the site of a brutal massacre many centuries ago where many French Protestants were executed. A couple fo meters from the park is the Pont Neuf Boat Cruise which is my personal favourite out of all of the boat cruises in Paris.
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