Square de la Tour Saint Jacques, Paris

3.8
#83 of 144 in Parks in Paris
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  • Created in 1856 by Jean-Charles Alphand and articulated around the superb tour Saint-Jacques, this square of 6016 square meters trees and endowed with numerous benches and floral spaces, offers the possibility of blowing a little in a relative calm, despite the effervescence and the incessant Broom of vehicles criss-crossing the neighborhood. At the bend of the Waslaw Nijinsky alley, one discovers adorned with a bronze medallion of Jehan of the Lord, a stele Hommage to Gérard de Nerval dating from 1959, close to the place where he hanged himself in 1855. Next to the stele rests a big stone where are engraved the first two stanzas of "El desdichado", one of his poems that begins as follows: "I am the dark, the widower, the inconsolate.....". A little further, a fountain and a reception kiosk adjoining a few rudimentary toilets and a play area for the little ones, next to an olive tree planted in honor of the Franco-Lebanese friendship. Here and there, a few shrubs covered with red berries add touches of color in the Green band belting the square. Spring already shows its nose in the flowerbeds where daffodils and crocus are brightened, as well as a tree covered with white flowers. A bit of beauty offered by mother nature.
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  • This the small public park along Rue de Rivoli where you find Tour Saint-Jacques, a stand alone medieval tower that is 52 metres. The park opened in 1856. Here you will find a few park benches and gra...  more »
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  • A really nice park to spend time in on sunny days. There's also a small playground for children, which gains you some more time in this lovely place when coming with children.
  • My first experience upon landing in Paris, the tower was a complete surprise and lovely.
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