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Square du Vert-Galant

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Address: 1er arrondissment, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33-0-1-46-33-98-38
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Activities: Picnicking
Description: A small park on the Île de la Cité.

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If you have just walked yourself to exhaustion, or if you have just landed and are jet lagged but don't want to go to bed, grab a picnic lunch and head to the Vert-Galant. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you have just walked yourself to exhaustion, or if you have just landed and are jet lagged but don't want to go to bed, grab a picnic lunch and head to the Vert-Galant. This very, very small park is the perfect place to just sit and relax and watch the world go by. If you bring a bottle of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The square du Vert-Galant is located at the West tip of the île de la Cité. It is 7 m below the level of the roads and buildings floor in the rest of the island; it can be flooded during the river Seine highest tides. It is a very nice place to watch the sunset or ta take a picnic... More 

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We only had 2 and a half days in Paris and it was raining as we walked along the Seine. One of our planned outings was to be a boat ride along the Seine and we came upon one leaving at noon. While it was over cast and rainy, we were able to see many of the important sites of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

On this spot on March 11 1314, Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Templar, was burned alive. As a result, the Vatican forced the Priory of Sion underground and (almost) exterminated the secret Bloodline of Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ. There is a small plaque to commemorate this atrocity (see photo). The plaque is easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is the place to watch a Paris Sunset. Sit yourself down on the edge of the water and watch the sun set over the Seine river. Don't forget to wave at the dinner cruises that go by!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This park is quite hidden and as a result is less busy than many others. It sits at the western tip of the Ile de la Cite and is accessed via steps down from the Pont Neuf. It is named after Henry IV who was nicknamed the Green Gallant. There is a statue of him on his horse at street... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Square du Vert-Galant is a small green space on the Ile de la Cite which is accessed via Pont Neuf. A peaceful little park, it has an equestrian statue of Henry IV in it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Got engaged under the willow tree on our first night here. The light rain gave us the park to ourselves. The rest of the week it was teaming with people relaxing in the sun by the riverside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Positioned at the bow of a somewhat boat-shaped Ile de la Cite in the middle of the River Seine, this little park seems to deserve more attention. Accessed from anywhere on the island or via the nostalgic Pont Neuf bridge, the park is named after the rather amorous French King Henry IV, whose equestrian statue dominates the bridge at street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Sweet pocket park on Ile de la Cite, where Le Pont Neuf takes a breather before continuing. Genuflect before the equestrian statue of the brilliant Henri IV, who saw to the building of the first permanent bridge in Europe (not to mention uniting France). This is where you meet the best of the Seine tour boats, Vedettes du Pont Neuf.

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Address: 1er arrondissment, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33-0-1-46-33-98-38
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal

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