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Place des Vosges

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Address: Place des Vosges | 4th arrondissement, 75004 Paris, France
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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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A place of beauty in a beautiful city - come here to relax and recharge

What a square! A beautiful, quiet garden set in an historic square. Plenty of seating and a children's play area if you want to stop and enjoy the lovely buildings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Cahors, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

What a square! A beautiful, quiet garden set in an historic square. Plenty of seating and a children's play area if you want to stop and enjoy the lovely buildings.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I visited in May of 1999, and the first place I did visit was here. There is an amazing running trail, along with botanical gardens and architecture you will probably not find anywhere else. I was hungry and found a sandwich vendor and had a baguette. Amazing. On a nearby trail is the tale of Orphaeus the God of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped by here after visiting the Carnavalet Museum. I grabbed a gelati from Amorino (yum), found a park bench and just chilled - watch the locals, tourists, check out the beautiful buildings and wonder about the history of the place. Nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I could easily live here. Just sitting in a cafe and watching the people pass by, sipping on a nice wine and with a dog at my feet, life is so unchaotic. Children playing in the park and the most wonderful tea and spice shops nearby. Local artists everywhere and a warm and cozy feeling. Victor Hugo may have been... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was born and raised in Paris! This is a beautiful place! With a small park in the middle! Drinking coffee in the grass chatting with friends and pic nicing in such a lovely surrounding is a real real warming up time for me. Try it you will love that place. Around yoy will find shops, bakery, and nice restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely spot in the Marais to sit and enjoy a picnic and people watch. Not as beautiful as Luxembourg Gardens but enjoyable in a different way. Many art galleries and a few cafes surrounding the park in case you're hungry or just want to amble the arcades.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A simply stunning place, the leafy square surrounded by beautiful architecture on all sides. I came here early in the morning and had the entire perimeter to myself, aside from a couple of cafe workers starting to open up. (Go early in the morning to see the sunlight against the buildings, and it's so quiet.) The cafes overlooking Place des... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

One of the Parisian quintessential squares. This spot is not only great for photographs but great for relaxing and enjoying Paris. There are some nice cafe's around the square to grab a cool drink in the summer or coffee in the colder months.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a lovely park to simply sit and relax or take a picnic and watch the world go by. It's only small but the buildings and shops around the park are really interesting. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Every time I go to Paris with someone who has not been there before, I take them to Place des Vosges.....we sit below the neatly trimmed trees and watch the many people enjoying the beauty of this square...both the green, and the surrounding old old buildings.....

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Address: Address: Place des Vosges | 4th arrondissement, 75004 Paris, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais

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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.
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