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Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges | 4th arrondissement, 75004 Paris, France
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Ranked #30 of 773 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful tree canopy, great symmetry, surrounded by happy Parisians. Good spot to rest feet and picnic. It can be crowded, and while the surrounding buildings are graceful, they aren't outstanding examples of French architecture.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Not surprising, considering the many pictures we can find. But a beautiful and serene place near the buzzing Bastille area.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Fantastic place to have lunch on a sunny day! Always full of people, filled with cozy atmosphere! In addition, the place is in the middle of a beautiful district and as you come across the Place des Vosges after a long walk, it definitely is the perfect spot to enjoy the beautiful day!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This oldest planned square in Paris, built by Henri IV between 1605 and 1612, is absolutely stunning. Thirty-six elegant red-brick and stone mansions stand on the tree-shaded square, including the former home of author Victor Hugo at #6. His living quarters form a museum that is open to the public at no charge. The square holds a fenced-in park, where... More

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This old square with it's beautiful manicured gardens and inspiring 17th townhouse architecture is a true Parisian wonder. A must see!

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Port Washington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We could feel the history strolling through the Place des Vosges. Unfortunately, it was overcrowded with people when we went during the afternoon.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A tranquille and beautifully laid out square close to the Ile Saint Louis. One of the few squares where people can lie on the grass, it is surrounded by beautiful houses - and it has an unusual air of quiet wealth without ostentation. Very good cafes with excellent coffee.

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This square is a work of art and well worth a visit if you want to see a perfect square with four sides having nine exact arched openings. The park in the interior is as symmetrical as the outlying buildings.

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Medellin, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were there a 3 pm , full of restaurants and galleries, in one of oldest place in a old city, arches, vaults. bricks, Victor Hugo home, etc

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Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A lovely place to rest and look at the people. We had the bonus of two girls (soprano and contralto) singing in the most perfect way.

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