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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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A very beautiful area of Paris, one that's well worth checking out. Helps if you have a bit of background regarding its history to enrich the experience, but not essential. And... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

A very beautiful area of Paris, one that's well worth checking out. Helps if you have a bit of background regarding its history to enrich the experience, but not essential. And there's an amazing family-run honey store a block away that sells the most delicious honey products!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Have been coming here for years...beautiful small park surrounded by unique palisaded buildings . Home of the last King Louis if I'm not mistaken.Several cafes and art galleries. I used to come every year to the L'Occitane shop here which has since moved {there are many locations throughout Paris}.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I visited Paris 4 times this past year, and I make sure never to leave Paris without taking a stroll at Place Des Vorges. On Sundays, most stores are closed in Paris. There are 2 options - either go to Sacre Coeure to witness artists create some masterpieces in the making, in every medium (oil, watercolor, pastels etc.) or Le... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This square was very near our hotel so we spent quite a lot of time people watching and relaxing. It is a very pretty square with a very safe feel and is surrounded by stunning buildings on all sides. There are lots of good quality shops in the ground floors of the surrounding buildings and nice restaurants nearby. Victor Hugo's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Connection with victor Hugo and Jim Morrison acknowledged, this is a nice square but not particularly exceptional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a lovely square, but the overall impression is a lot of people laying around in the lawns. It is crowded in the summer, and impossible to find a bench in the shade. I was a little disappointed. It has some nice features, but with all the beauty to see in Paris, I wouldn't go here in the first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The initial name of the "Place des Vosges".was designed by Architect Louis Mezeveau . Its the oldest urban place ever constructed in Paris. The famous Place des Vosges has its "twin place" in the East of France, in the city of Charleville Mezières. It's a big square place, surrounding a garden, (whare one can lay down in spring and summer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to relax in Paris. Take a book, grab a falafel sandwich on the way, pick a bench/spot on the grass, and enjoy an hour or so reading/eating/people watching. There are historical, architectural, and social reasons to enjoy this square, but I like it because it's pretty. You could just walk through to say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Europe's first 'private housing estate', it predates Albany in London's Piccadilly. Check out the Lavender Fair here in the summer. Otherwise spoil it's beauty by sunbathing , everyone else does !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Summer is very very busy but the park and the surrounding magnificent buildings are still very much worth a visit while in Paris. The beautiful chestnut trees keep you cool and you can marvel at the elegance of the houses and monuments here.

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Address: Place des Vosges | 4th arrondissement, 75004 Paris, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais

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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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