Place Furstenburg

Place Furstenburg, Paris: Address, Place Furstenburg Reviews: 4.5/5

Place Furstenburg
4.5
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One of Paris's smallest, yet most charming, public squares.
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Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Prés
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
How to get there
  • Mabillon • 3 min walk
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés • 3 min walk

4.5
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,180 contributions
Never Get Tired of Coming Here
Oct 2019
On each visit to Paris I make a point of coming to this charming square with its harmony and splendid architecture, plus that great tree. Very upscale neighborhood so you can have a very good meal here.
Written October 12, 2019
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RGSOUNDF
Mercerville, NJ11,514 contributions
Pure charm... a quintessential for loving Paris
Aug 2018 • Couples
Every time we come to Paris, we always make sure to stop at place Furstemberg (yes, the spelling in the heading is incorrect), a little gem of a square sandwiched between rue Jacob and rue de l'Abbaye, in the 6th arrondissement, on the Left Bank, a few minutes' walk from boulevard Saint-Germain. It is so serene, so picturesque, so unlike anything else in the city and very Parisian at the same time.
Yes, it is where the Museum of Eugene Delacroix is situated (less known the fact that later on the same studio was shared by the young Claude Monet and his close friend Frédéric Bazille, a promising young artist from the same group of future Impressionists, 'mort pour la France', killed at the age of 28 in the Franco-Prussian War), yes, the same place de Furstemberg (strictly speaking it is 'rue de Furstemberg' and not a 'place') was a home for a studio of the great French painter of the XXth century Balthus (1908-2001), and yes, there are other historical and noteworthy sites at the location, but the indescribable charm of the place is just that, its very layout, its very structure and compact yet airy ambiance.
For the cinema buffs, we would mention the fact that the location is featured in the 1996 French thriller movie L'Appartement, which remake, the 2004 Wicker Park is better known to the American viewer.
Written September 16, 2018
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,180 contributions
This Square Makes my Heart Beat Faster
May 2018 • Couples
This little square makes my heart beat faster. It is so romantic. Home to the Delacroix Museum, his home and studio. But also just a picture-perfect corner in old Paris, quiet and beautiful with a sweet tree in the center, like a cherry on top of a sundae.
Written August 14, 2018
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ10,951 contributions
Charming and Peaceful
Mar 2016 • Friends
Lovely Place de Furstenberg is a circle in narrow Rue de Furstenberg that features four towering pawlonia trees and an unusual street light with five white globes for illumination at night. Small shops flank the square.The street and its square were built through a former abbey's stable yard. Numbers 6 and 8 are all that remain of the former outbuildings.

I find Place de Furstenberg to be a peaceful oasis in a bustling area of the Saint-German-des-Pres quarter. During my myriad visits throughout the years, I have rarely seen others in the area. As I stroll along the street, I sometimes feel as if I am in a village rather than a major city. My favorite season here is summer when the pawlonia have leaves and provide welcome shade.

Museum National Eugene Delacroix stands close to the square and is worth a visit. It features the apartment and studio, where the artist lived and worked between 1857 and 1863, and includes a garden. The museum displays some of his paintings and often holds temporary exhibitions.

Short Rue de Furstenberg runs between Rue Jacob and Rue de l'Abbaye in the 6th arrondissement.
Written March 24, 2016
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J Teo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,508 contributions
Quiet Hidden Gem
Dec 2015 • Friends
Paris is a city, yes. And Saint-Germain is no small district. But time and again I’ve always stumbled upon quiet squares and enclaves that is both romantic and charming. One of it is Rue de Furstenberg which was an amazing hidden gem that is miles apart from the busy boulevard off the main street. Musée Delacroix is also located in this lovely square, celebrating Delacroix’s works from the romantic age. The museum was converted from the celebrated artist’s final residence. Delacroix’s most famous piece is the Liberty Leading the People (this piece is displayed at the Louvre-Lens) depicting the French Revolution with a woman symbolising liberty holding up the French tri-colour flag.
Written January 17, 2016
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Ibadanboy
Nairobi, Kenya6,145 contributions
Lovely square
Jan 2015 • Couples
The Place Furstenberg is located in the 6eme arrondissement. Famous for the fact that Delacroix used to live on this street. Close to the activities of Saint Germain, but secluded enough to have a lovely peace and tranquility around it. Small shops, a few cafes, some lovely apartments and homes grace its simple yet splendid cobblestone street.
Written February 3, 2015
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LMW0610
Wales, UK200 contributions
Worth finding this tiny square...
Oct 2014 • Couples
On a rainy day, this was still a beautiful place to visit. Head for Rue Furstenberg or the Delacroix Museum.

It has that real Paris feel...walking the streets in this area was so interesting.
Written November 8, 2014
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CAPainter
San Diego, CA170 contributions
Exactly the Scene You Want to See in Paris
Sep 2013 • Friends
This is a quiet square, with a beautiful lampost in the center, flanked by charming old Parisian shops on the sides. You feel like you have gone back in time to 19th century Paris when you stand under the shady trees in this square. I expected to see Eugene Delacroix, the painter rushing out of his studio, which is on one side of this square with his easel under his arm and his paint box in his other going out to paint. Definately, stop by this square.
Written November 30, 2013
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Clara P
Lisbon, Portugal128 contributions
Delicate and charming
Mar 2013 • Friends
I love this charming small "place" in Paris. Very quite and calm. It was made fmous, I guess, by Scorcese's movie "The Age of Innocence". We noticed a young girl being photographed "street style". My daughter who lives in Paris tells me young models-to be seek that kind of publicity. It seems the tradition was started by Bill Cunningham in NYC and has many followers everywhere like the Sartorialist. Anyway, Paris is full of beautiful people, even mature ladies and gentlemen.
Written March 31, 2013
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Makiabra
Luanda, Angola10 contributions
Hard to find!!!
Don't trust de trip adviser map if you wanna go to Place Fustenberg. He sends you to wrong site. just look for Lacroix museum, and you will get there.
Written September 1, 2012
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