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Place des Vosges

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Address: Place des Vosges | 4th arrondissement, 75004 Paris, France
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Paris's oldest public square has a meticulously manicured central park and...
Paris's oldest public square has a meticulously manicured central park and is surrounded by beautiful 17th-century townhouses.
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One of my favourite places in Paris , a beautiful square with a peaceful park , ideal for a picnic away from the city noise, really interesting history and architecture, can be a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite places in Paris , a beautiful square with a peaceful park , ideal for a picnic away from the city noise, really interesting history and architecture, can be a little tricky to find but worth the trip on a sunny day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We wanted to see where the Bastille stood and what is there now. Then we wandered looking for a restaurant. That is when and how we discovered the Place des Vosges. It is a square garden surrounded by buildings featuring vaulted arcades on the inner side. The King's house is on the North and the Queen's on the South. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

One of the most charminho placas In Paris, lá place dês Vosges hás une architecture extremely beautiful, Pleasanton and resting at the same time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

One of the most suggestive place of the Ville Lumiere: incredibly beauty with many colours in all the seasons. Impossible not visit it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You'll never get there if you spend hours in museums! But if you prefer exploring city by your feet, then you might encounter while wondering through Marais. It's one of my favorite parks surrounded by square building filled with hundreds of arcs. The park isn't big, but it's absolutely beautiful. Spring and Autumn are especially great time, since blossoming or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Place des Vosges is quintessential to Paris. The wide courtyard and relaxed atmosphere makes it lovely to spend time during all sorts of hours. Like many places in Paris, it has been restored and remains classically charming. Highly recommended for a rest-stop during shopping trips.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Place des Vosges is a nice square surrounded by beautiful buildings and not too be missed if you are in Le Marais. Just spend a few minutes relaxing in the middle of the square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I visited in February and the square was quiet, in Summer the locals come here to enjoy the park within the square. I particulaly enjoy the beautiful red brick buildlings (unusual for Paris) that sit on all sides of the square atop the beautiful arched walkways with their expensive shops and restaurants. Do not miss the Hotel de Sully and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The Place des Vosges is the oldest public square in Paris and is located in the Marais District near the Bastille Metro stop and the Place de la Bastille. The Square was built around 1610 by Henry IV and is on the northern edge of the 4th arrondissement (right on the border of the 3rd arrondissement). It is also located... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The lovely Place des Vosges is a little hidden but the locals know it very well and it can be over run in summer and it can get quite littered with trash especially at the end of the afternoon. They have two sand boxes for kids to play in but I wouldn't advise it, as it's not too hygienic. Don't... More 

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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.