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Place des Vosges

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Address: Place des Vosges | 4th arrondissement, 75004 Paris, France
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Historical gem set away from the beaten track

Not far from the Bastille sits the Place des Vosges, with its arcaded streets and ancient tree lined park. It is a haven of calm so close to the main sights, ideal for a shady... read more

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not far from the Bastille sits the Place des Vosges, with its arcaded streets and ancient tree lined park. It is a haven of calm so close to the main sights, ideal for a shady picnic on a warm day.The square with its four sides of identical looking apartments has a completeness and symmetry which are impressive as you feel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Medieval quarter with narrow streets and fancy design shops is all around the square, we enjoyed with its little cafes and shops. The square is very suggestive, even in the gloomy atmosfere of late winter afternoon. It should be very adorable during spring time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The square is a pleasant to stop and take a break, but make sure you also walk around the edge and peer into the art galleries all around it. There are some very good and interesting pieces to be seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I only went to Place des Vosges because of Victor Hugo's house. The fee was not much and it was great to see the writer's former living space, furniature, paintings, and other personal touches. I loved Les Miserables (the book and the musical) so this was a can't miss for me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the first projected square in Paris, and in my opinion is still the most beautiful. It's not crowded, and you have lots of options in the streets around for buying a nice sandwich to have lunch here. Do not miss it!

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Thank Andre A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my favorite place in all Paris. Is quiet, beautiful, you can find a nice, quiet spot in the middle of the hurried Le Marais. You can have a nice breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or simply a good cup of coffee at the restaurants surrounding the place, or just to do window shopping at the art galleries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This park with fountains is fantastic. Many paint artist exposed in boutiques all around. The architecture is wonderful and the environment is luxurious. That's a place to see if you have to choose.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time visitors to the French capital might still think that the Eiffel Tower (admittedlyy a feat of engineering - in 1899) or the Champs Elysées (broad and busy, touristy and trite) are the essential sights. It is like saying "go to New York to see 42 Street". Instead, head for this atmospheric and truly architectonically magnificent square lined with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Place des Vosges is one of the loveliest parts of Paris, in the Marais. You can wander through the park, do your shopping in the rue des Francbourgeois, take a stroll, walk across the Seine, it's really close to the Ile St Louis, not far from the Louvre, it is absolutely beautiful and peaceful at night and there are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful historical place to be. Also nice to just sit and relax out side. It was not as crowded in August

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