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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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Wander, Wonder and Smell the Tea

Place des Vosges is a beautiful place to wander and enjoy some wonderful seventeenth century architecture in the classic French style of red brick and steeply-pitched blue slate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Place des Vosges is a beautiful place to wander and enjoy some wonderful seventeenth century architecture in the classic French style of red brick and steeply-pitched blue slate roofs. It truly does live up to it's reputation as one of the most beautiful squares in the World. Architecture aside there is so much more to experience in this square; restaurants,... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely historic square surrounded by wonderful architecture. Several places to eat, a number of exclusive shops, often classical music/opera buskers on Sundays. A favourite place to chill out in Paris.

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Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this exquisite square. Deep in the Marais. Great restaurants. Elegant. Two sides of squares, one for the queen other for the King. First and only square that allowed sword fencing back when.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This lovely square near the Marais is an oasis in Paris. This was home once for Victor Hugo. The place has some fine restaurants and some stores. It is still a great place to sit and enjou the lovely architecture that surrounds it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

When you step into the Place des Vosges, you will be taken by the serenity and calm. The contrast with the neighborhood Paris is striking. A lovely park, with high-end galleries and restaurants on the perimeter. Come here to rest and unwind for a bit. Bring some food and have a picnic lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went through the square for a quick stroll, and it was really nice -- energetic while peaceful at the same time. Great place to unwind and grab a seat if you've been walking around Paris all day. The arcaded sidewalks around the square are nice as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Enter the Place des Vosges through the Hotel de Sully. The perimeter archways house contempory art galleries and expensive cafes and restaurants. The park is lined with trees, the lovely fountain in the centre. It is peaceful in the busy Marais. It is full of peopke talking, kids playing, people enjoying the special places that this city had to offer.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Greta area, nice park, beautiful balad,resaurants, bars, shopping and on top of allllllll great historical building what els do you. Need????one of the have To places to go in Paris

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Place des Vosges is a beautiful urban square, surrounded by former mansions over arcaded sidewalks. Keep in mind the mansions are to look at but not to tour: they are all or nearly all governmental office buildings since the Revolution. Super neighborhood seamlessly becoming the Marais.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I agree with so many of the other reviewers that this is a people's favorite. It certainly is ours. It's a nice compact area surrounded by arcades with upscale shops and continuous unbroken apartments. It all just ties in - absolutely beautiful. Watch the kids play while you sip on a glass of wine and enjoy some charcuterie at one... More 

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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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