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Address: 1er arrondissment, 75001 Paris, France
Activities: Picnicking
Description: A small park on the Île de la Cité.

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Paris Sunset

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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218 helpful votes 218 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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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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116 helpful votes 116 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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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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1,236 helpful votes 1,236 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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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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