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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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Nice park for a picnic

This is a nice little park. Perfect on a sunny day! We got some cheese and baguette on the nearby rue St Antoine and had a picnic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is a nice little park. Perfect on a sunny day! We got some cheese and baguette on the nearby rue St Antoine and had a picnic.

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Chalon-sur-Saone, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We got there in the rain and we're happy to see the arcade. The shops are neat and worth a walk around. A nice place to walk through as you explore this part of Paris.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Walk around the perimeter under the loges where there are marvelous art galleries and shops with a few restaurants. Wander into the park too. Lots of benches for sitting and people watching. The architecture is unique. It's the oldest planned square in Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place for a picnic lunch of cheese, baguette, fruit and a bottle of wine. There are benches or you can spread a cloth to sit on the grass. It has both shaded and unshaded areas. Perfect weather made it even more enjoyable,

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Nice place to have your typical French lunch, a baguette, cheese and wine out in the park. Enjoy the sun and look at people strolling by

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Place des Vosges is one of my favorite places to visit on a sunny day. The Henri IV-style architecture is beautiful and historical. Also, it is always interesting to visit the art galleries there. You can include a visit to one of the many small museums nearby, such as the renovated Picasso museum and look at the shops in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I love this place. I love the niche boutiques like the babushka doll shop and seeing Victor Hugo's house and imagining him hidden away writing the book that is one of my favourite musicals. I love getting a slice of cake and sitting in the big grassy park in the centre of the plaza and soaking up life. I could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Place des Vosges is one of the oldest squares in Paris: a classic square surrounded by townhouses. It's a great place to sit (plenty of benches, or sit on the grass), relax, and watch Parisians enjoying the sun. Unlike the big gardens (Luxembourg, Tuileries), it's enclosed and has a cozy feel. Spend some time here relaxing from all the walking... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This charming grass courtyard is bounded by ancient houses, all built in the same style, reminiscent of Cambridge University’s older college courts. Many of the French great and good, including Victor Hugo lived in the square. On sunny weekends the Place is teeming with happy French families but remains quiet and peaceful.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We basically stumbled upon the Place Des Vosges when heading into the Marais district.niit is a remarkable place, although it's hard to imagine it as a royal palace. Nice place to stroll around and take in the architecture.

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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.