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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 735 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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

we stumbled upon this gem as our hotel was not far. What a beautiful attraction. The symmetry of this square and the beautiful surrounding buildings is a sight to behold. We were amazed that something so stunning could be tucked away from the throngs of tourists. We had breakfast here in one of the traditional cafes that dot the archways... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely park, with a huge metal fencr around the outside. The terraced houses surround the park with quite a few eateries. There are also galleries under the arches as well.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Place des Vosges is an elegant square with beautiful buildings that surround it. It is really a must see. There are many interesting clothing stores, food places, and art galleries here. You do not get bored by visiting this square.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

For us, this is the most beautiful square in Paris. It is near the Marais. It is also among the finest in Europe. It is 17th century French architecture and underneath the buildings are stunning arcades with beautiful vaulted ceilings. These contain wonderful art galleries, restaurants and shops. The Pavillion du Roi (south end) and de la Reine (north end)... More

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Glen Ellyn, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went here to tour Victor Hugo's house. It was pretty packed but we shuffled though and checked out his home and learned about his life and history in detail. We weren't expecting to do much more there than tour the house but the weather was perfect so that called for a picnic. We went back out into the nieghborhood... More

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Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's a Park in the middle and the surrounding buildings are beautiful. Go have a drink at Ma Bourgogone and watch the owner make his Beef Tartare.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Walking around this park on a Sunday is a special treat. I found beautiful opera singers who are regulars there every Sunday. What a wonderful close up chance to hear such beautiful music. Further away, a small orchestra was performing. This park made Paris uniquely charming. I would love to spend every Sunday at this park. The location was near... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Charming park in the Marais that has a lot of history associated with it (read up if you prefer). Some interesting shops and cafes on the perimeter. The Victor Hugo Museum is steps from the park. Put it on the list if you're in Paris for a couple of weeks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It is a lovely park with a pretty fountain in the center. We found a shady bench and enjoyed our sandwiches and snacks, as did many other Parisians. Right in the midst of the Marais and a stone's throw from Victor Hugo's former home, now a museum. Such a pretty spot to relax in!

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Once my favorite square in Europe, still one of my favorites. I love its tranquility and symmetry and I really like the architecture of the buildings, so Parisian. Usually very crowded, even in week days and a great place to have a pic-nic in the heart of Paris. Do not forget to visit the House of Victor Hugo in the... More

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