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Place des Vosges

Address: Place des Vosges | 4th arrondissement, 75004 Paris, France
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Paris's oldest public square has a meticulously manicured central...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Place des Vosges was my daily spot to sit and dream of Paris of the past. I found myself attracted to this tree lined square. It's surrounded by art galleries, some fancy restaurants, and Victor Hugo's old Home-Museum. The park is on the smallish side and easy to walk around. There is a WiFi Hub as well. The many benches... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

With 1700 plus reviews its not easy to add an original perspective of this remarkable spot. There are many beautiful squares in cities throughout Europe, some majestic, some flambouyant many a bit over dressed but few totally complete. The most striking aspect of Place des Vosges is that it is not frivolous, it is fairly petite, it is quite severe,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Beautiful square surrounded by buildings and covered arcades. The art galleries around the square are nice. There are a few restaurants/cafés which are on the expensive side - but the atmosphere is lovely. Victor Hugo museum is in the square and the Museum of the history of Paris is nearby. Lovely place to go for a coffee and to sit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Place des Vosges is a really beautiful area. The square itself is splendid - lovely buildings, many shops, restaurants & cafes. The Hotel Place des Vosges is also in this area. Nice, pretty, and picture perfect. Worth visiting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

make sure you walk around this entire square and window shop in the many art gallery's. This is expensive to eat and shop in but the ambiance is amazing. Commissioned by Henry the IV to reclaim the swap lands and make something beautiful in the region....this is one of my favourites

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Place des Vosges is absolutely beautiful. At first we took a long walk through the surrounding streets. The weather was lovely and we sat down at one of the benches to rest and have something to eat. It was such a beautiful place to be, absolutely worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It is quite hard to imagine that such a little square could have such a nice atmosphere ! Don't miss it if in Paris ! Also, in the area, you can visit Victor Hugo's house.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Meh, The buildings around the square are all the same and they do look nice. I thought this was a waste of time, but now that I have seen the square, there is no reason to go back. Skip this if you need too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Absolutely unforgettable! "Place des Vosges", originally known as "Place Royale", was inaugurated in 1612 with a grand "carrousel" celebrating a royal wedding: King Louis XIII and Queen Anne of Austria! This is history and magic! "Place des Vosges" is considered the oldest planned square in Paris and follows the architectural style seen in many other European capitals (as Madrid and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Place des Vosges is a beautifully designed garden square with a marriage of architecture and gardens. The houses have a cloister/ colonnade which house art shops and fancy cafes. Victor Hugo lived in one corner and his house is now a museum. A stunning little pocket of Paris.

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