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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 #26 of 691 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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Great Falls, Va
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Nice place, lots of young locals. Looks like a great place for young people who speak fluent French to make local friends. Please don't read anything into that, they love to speak English here as well and they are very welcoming.

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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You just have to go there, walk all araound the place and in he garden, and go for a visit at Victor Hugo's house (6 Place des Vosges)

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Vienna, Austria
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 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
16 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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136 reviews 136 reviews
23 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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