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Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges | 4th arrondissement, 75004 Paris, France
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Ranked #30 of 798 Attractions in Paris
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Paris's oldest public square has a meticulously manicured central park and is surrounded by beautiful 17th-century townhouses.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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186 reviews 186 reviews
131 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I know that walking around in Paris is a wonderful experience and that there's so, so mucg to see and do... But give yourself a break and relax for some time in this beautiful place! Hear the birds sing, watch the locals, and enjoy! And, before you go, say hello to Victor Hugo, visiting his maison on no. 6 of... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Strange that we had never heard of this before, as everyone I asked seems to know about it. Its an old square quite near to Bastille and its simply stunning. Beautiful architecture and really quiet. Lots of posh shops and galleries way too expensive to buy anything in. Even the customary Parisian beggars didn't spoil the ambiance. Do visit it.

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Oak Park, IL
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46 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

While this isn't a knock-your-socks-off attraction, the Place des Voges is a lovely, old, very Parisian place. The park itself is relaxing and worthy of a stroll, as is the square with its pricey shops; the Victor Hugo house is apparently a worthy attraction as well. The Place is certainly worth a walk-through, and nearby are many good places for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It is a nice square, nevertheless if you are not crazy about art you will find it quite boring. There are much more unique places to visit (Sacre Coeur, Notre-Dame, Jardin Des Tuileries, Trocadero with its view to Eiffel Tower). There is lack of cafés in this area, there are too many galleries and perfume stores. The area between Center... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Beaultiful, the Victor Hugo's apt is beaultiful .....THE Palace is Very nice. I loved it AND intend to return soon

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The place has a magic air about it , seemingly preserved in a time warp as it should be and given the respect it deserves for the sheer beauty of the architecture the proportionate beauty of the setting and the quality of the workmanship created over 400 years ago. A walk under the covered arches is romantic , The shops... More

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Uruguaiana, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you want to feel a real Parisian, stroll into Place des Vosges. The atmosfere over there is very positive and soooo Parisian! Musicians all over the places. If you are taking a walk over Place des Vosges and run into a wedding, feel blessed! It's awesome!

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This rather lovely square is the oldest planned square in Paris and probably one of its finest. It is a true square with sides 140m x 140m and was built by Henri IV from 1605 to 1612. Beautiful houses made from red brick with strips of stone quoins over vaulted arcades that stand on square pillars make this a very... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A perfect elegant park flanked by stunning 17th century homes..even on a rainy day it's magical. There is a small children's play area and Wi-Fi. One of my favorite places in Paris! I literally got teary eyed when I first went through the gate and sat down...it's simple elegance. .

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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a beautiful square with a lovely park in the middle and some amazing art galleries, hotels attached. The only let down is the standard of some of the restaurants and bars. The service is average and food is really quite poor quality. Improve this aspect and this would be even more buzzy than it is now.

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