Place des Vosges, Paris

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The oldest planned square in Paris, Place des Vosges is a quiet spot surrounded by cafes and shops. Listen to the trickle of water from one of the four fountains while sitting at a bench. Henri IV built this perfect square 140 sq m (460 sq ft) from 1605 to 1612 to use as a royal pavilion for duels. Green lawns radiate out from its center. Expertly manicured lindens surround a formal plantation of mature linden trees called a bosquet, which provide a shady oasis. Arrange to visit Place des Vosges and other attractions in Paris using our Paris trip planner .
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  • Place des Vosges is located in the bohemian district of Le Marais and is the oldest square in Paris, a real gem not to be missed!!! It is a "closed" square entirely surrounded by palaces, while the center of the square is dominated by a lovely garden, where especially in the beautiful season you can spend pleasant hours comfortably lying under the plants or sitting on the bench! Numerous famous people have lived here, one of the most important definitely Victor Hugo, whose home today is a museum. Below the arcades there are numbers shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants open daily including Sundays!
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  • A beautiful corner in the middle of the Marais. While most of the Marais is picturesque old buildings (when I visited a lot of them went through renovation ) coloured in various shades of brown white ...  more »
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  • One of my favorite places in Paris. Very picturesque and feels still a bit local and not so touristy. Get some coffee or snack and sit down in the sun and observe Parisian everyday life!
  • Incredible little known historical square. Love the surrounding art galleries and shops. Wouldn’t eat here though, tourist prices for non tourist food. Go a couple street elsewhere for more authentic French food.
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