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Square du Vert-Galant

Address: 1er arrondissment, 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
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Ranked #179 of 634 Attractions in Paris
Type: Gardens, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: A small park on the Île de la Cité.
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Type: Gardens, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: A small park on the Île de la Cité.

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Singapore
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294 reviews 294 reviews
169 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
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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washington dc
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192 reviews 192 reviews
124 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This little place is very nice to sit and relax away from the busy streets of Paris, you are actually in the middle of the river with views on both sides, its a popular place with both locals and tourists, worth a visit

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Square du Vert-Galant is popular among locals for an evening picnic, and can be crowded in summer. As the sun sets over the rooftops, you get the very last rays of ligth here at the western tip of Ile de la Cité. Often people bring their musical instruments to play with their friends, and there is plenty of space... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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451 attraction reviews
1,140 helpful votes 1,140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Located on the western edge (literally) of Ile de la Cite, Square du Vert-Galant is an area that was quite hyped in my tour books and in some reviews as well. Unfortunately, it is a bit more difficult to appreciate what the area has to offer in the colder months. I’m sure it can be “one of the magical spots... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1,903 attraction reviews
8,052 helpful votes 8,052 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The tiny Square du Vert-Galant is located at the western tip of Ile de la Cite, just below the Equestrian statue of King Henri. This small park was bought by the city of Paris and converted in public space in 1884. While being a very small area, Square du Vert-Galant is quite atmospheric and makes a great little spot to... More 

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Paris, France
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15 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

this square (square means in french a very small garden) is at the very end of the "ile de la cité" ...to sit there is just like to sit at the prowl of a ship as it's at the junction of the two arms of the river....this square is absolutely near everything 200 meters to Notre Dame Cathedral 200 meters... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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706 helpful votes 706 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had read about this little square in tour books several years ago and finally checked it out in September 2010. A great little square, well-manicured, pleasant, and pretty quiet. We visited in the evening, but it was not crowded on return trips, either. If you stop in one of the nearby markets and buy a few sandwiches or whatever... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Lovely spot for a rest or a bite to eat. The park is fenced and so safe for children. You can wander down to to the edge of the Island, and get some great views toward the West, beautiful in the setting sun.

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