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Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges | 4th arrondissement, 75004 Paris, France
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Ranked #29 of 754 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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Dijon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is hands down the best square in Paris. The building is beautiful and the area is well maintained. It is in the Marais and I believe it is one of the most expensive places in Paris to live!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

With its small playground, exquisite buildings, art shops, and at least one busking group somewhere under the arches, a lovely spot for a wander or picnic.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If you don't enjoy this park and surrounding buildings, you need to have a good hard look at yourself! The trees are beautiful, the fountain attractive, the open grass inviting & the bordering architecture magnificent. No wonder the brilliant Victor Hugo leased an apartment there, and that's worth a look too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Do yourself a favour and have lunch here. It's beautifully maintained, not overcrowded, and in a nice area for boutique shopping.

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Galati, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It's indeed a great place where you can relax, read maybe, but there's nothing extraordinary about it. Another overrated attraction in Paris.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a lesser known gem. Take a book and something to drink and spend a morning here. And perhaps something to feed the pigeons. The architecture of the surrounding buildings are also worth a look, so I suggest walking the outskirts of this space too.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It's a beautiful park with fountains, lots of grass and benches! Very beautiful place to spend an afternoon to have a bite to eat and relax. And since it was a really hot day when we went, we sat by the fountain with our feet in to cool off (We saw some other people doing it and there were no... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

One almost feels like this is a hidden gem as never too busy. A delightful promenade around the square with interesting galleries and a few great bars and brasseries for a people watching and some great local cuisine.

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israeli in ny
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

it's just a square lined by buildings and some boutiques around the perimeter of the square. there's a sign saying victor hugo lived here. so what?

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful spot to relax after walking the crowded streets of the area. Many restaurants and the Victor Hugo Museum, free entry

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