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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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  • On our left was a pick up soccer game, and to our right was a toddler playing in the grass. This is just a quiet and peaceful park where one can sit and just soak in Parisian life. Surrounding the.....  more
    On our left was a pick up soccer game, and to our right was a toddler playing in the grass. This is just a quiet and peaceful park where one can sit and just soak in Parisian life. Surrounding the.....  more »
  • We come here on every trip to Paris because the architecture is so harmonious and beautiful that it charms our souls. But this is also a good place to enjoy a glass of wine under the arcades. Some.....  more
    We come here on every trip to Paris because the architecture is so harmonious and beautiful that it charms our souls. But this is also a good place to enjoy a glass of wine under the arcades. Some.....  more »
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  • The way the parlance is laid out in Paris makes this a little hidden gem. It gets you out of the main hustle and bustle of Paris but still able to take in history. There is plenty of grass area for picnics or to just chill out. This is the Palace that Henri II pass away.
  • The oldest planned square in Paris, it’s a nice break from the alleyways of the Marais neighborhood. It’s a great spot to have a picnic as well. It’s not too crowded and you can get a nice plot of grass for yourself. And if it’s too hot, there is always plenty of shade as there are plenty of trees in the square. Being surrounded by beautiful houses is always a bonus as well. Should you want pastries, there are some boulangeries in the immediate area, you don’t need to go more than 500 meters away to get an eclair to eat in the grass.

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