Place des Vosges, Paris

4.6
#26 of 2,943 in Things to do in Paris
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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  • ...it seemed that a number of the locations were empty or closed this time. It seemed to lack som of the attractions that it previously had. It is still worth hearing the story and visiting the park, ...  more »
  • Visited this historic square whilst on a walking tour of the Marais. The Place is a symmetrical square of 36 properties, nine on each side, which were built some 400 years ago, but still in marvelous ...  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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