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Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges | 4th arrondissement, 75004 Paris, France
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As featured in 3 days in Paris
Ranked #25 of 690 attractions in Paris
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Paris's oldest public square has a meticulously manicured central park and is surrounded by beautiful 17th-century townhouses.
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Vienna, Austria
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was are first place we visit in Paris. First I didn't imagine that we see something such beautiful when we followed the way to this sight. It is a beautiful square with a garden, fontaines and building. It is a must too see it!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

There is no better place to sit on a sunny day than in this fine garden square with the centrepiece, a statue of Louis XIII mounted and a fountain. The garden is finely manicured and shade provided by mature trees.There is ample seating. The square is surrounded by elegant 17th Century town houses, including the home of Victor Hugo, built... More

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Paris, France
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134 reviews 134 reviews
23 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

This most expensive and prestigious (and one of the only) squares in Paris is wonderful for pricey tourist bistros as well as for its wonderful gardens where locals will all be found on a nice sunny day. Of course famous homes such as that of Victor Hugo are tourist attractions as is the pure beauty of the buildings that seem... More

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San Diego, California, Usa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We happened by Places des Vosges twice - once on a Monday for a photo tour when the park was virtually empty, and once on a Sunday when it was absolutely packed wall to wall with people picnicking and enjoying the day. Wonderful dichotomy of work day versus weekend. Gorgeous both ways. The square with the red brick buildings is... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Came here to hunt down Victor Hugos apartment, great little corner of Paris with endless little cafes and art galleries. Lovely place to be.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

In the heart of the Marais, this Place is a historic gem. Inaugurated in 1612, is the first of its type in Europe, and became the model for royal European residential squares.throughout the continent. It's an exact square, with a central statue of Louis VII on horseback, four symmetrical fountains, mature cropped linden trees lining the perimeter, and a colonnaded... More

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

As well as being very pleasant, both to visit and to live in, the Place des Vosges is of great historical importance in the history of town-planning, as a Renaissance revival of the classical idea of the country in the city - Martial's "rus in urbe". It was shortly to be imitated all over Europe, for instance in the leafy... More

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Rivoli, Italy
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I really love this peaceful place with its nice central garden surrounded by arcades, its shops, cafes and art galleries. Take your time. It's worth it.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful square of Paris. In contrast with Concorde or Vendôme squares that are big and busy places, this square is a calm and peaceful place. In special at the evening the sun light invites you to relax. Around the square there are a lots of art galleries and restaurants. Situated at Marais (3 Aer.)... More

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Boom, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Well sooner or later you are in the neighborhood. It's fine to walk by but I wouldn't take a huge detour only to see it. There are some nice museums nearby.

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