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Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges | 4th arrondissement, 75004 Paris, France
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Ranked #30 of 762 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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Croton on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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

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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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This fabulous brick-built square is the first to be made in Paris and celebrates the Vosges - the first taxpayers. Avoid the overpriced restaurants, and the tacky art shops along the north side, but go to Hugo's house in the SE corner and the Hotel Sully in the SW corner.

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washington dc
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

All those elegant townhouses on four sides of park or garden squares, in all the most elegant cities--where did they come from? From the Place des Vosges, one of the most important of all urban planning breakthroughs, finished in 1612, about 100 years ahead of its time, by a design-build consortium headed by the brilliant Henry IV. It's an idea... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

the most nice and elegant garden at the Marais. really historical place whear Victor Hugo wrote his plays very nice also to relax and have wi fi in sumer people taking sun.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

It's a good place for you to relax yourself with your beloved one. Absolutely having a good day there. But make sure you don't go there when avian flu is current cuz you gotta share the park with a bunch of pigeons lol :P

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice square with grass and fountains inside surrounded by apartments and shopping. Very old tea shop (1600's) was a fun place to pick up gifts. Marais has its own feel and worth wandering around. Place des Vosges is a focal point.

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Saint-Mande, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Located on one side of Le Marais , one of the most pleasant place to take a walk in Paris ! Start from Beaubourg , take rue de la verrerie , followed by rue vieille du temple , rue des rosiers , rue pavée and rue des francs bourgeois and you will eventuelly reach Place des Vosges , where you... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is located in the Marais distric, a very expensive area in the city. The square is very well taken care of, it is surrounded by old beautiful buildings. I went on an walk to the Marais distric last August and this s where I started my walk, I also liked the boutiques in this distric.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very nice park, I needed a rest, so I found a bench and took in the fair weather and people watched. The buildings are beautiful that surround the park.

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