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Square du Vert-Galant

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Address: 1er arrondissment, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33-0-1-46-33-98-38
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A small park on the Île de la Cité.

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Paris Love Locks

Whilst exploring Paris we walked over 'Pont Neuf' bridge. In the middle of bridge is the new place where everyone puts love locks. As the Pont des Arts Bridge has removed all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Whilst exploring Paris we walked over 'Pont Neuf' bridge. In the middle of bridge is the new place where everyone puts love locks. As the Pont des Arts Bridge has removed all the locks and put up perspex to prevent locks going back on due to the excessive weight on the bridge. Was incredible to see! And no we never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This charming small square is located at the western tip of the Ile de la Cite. The numerous benches under the trees make this lovely little park an ideal place to sit back and relax after a day spent exploring the Ile de la Cite, its rich history, and wonderful architecture. The park provides gorgeous views of the River Seine... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Erected in tribute to Henri IV and his numerous mistresses, the Square du Vert Galant obtained the ‘Espace vert écologique' (ecological green space) label in 2007. And with good reason, the square has an impressive fauna and flora considering it is situated in the centre of the capital. Consequently, the Square du Vert Galant has become one of the most... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Square du Vert-Galant is a beautiful little park occupying the western tip of the Île de la Cité. Steps lead down from Pont Neuf to the park. The embankments on either side of the square are perfect for sitting upon to take in the lovely views of the Seine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

From Pont Neuf walk down the stairs to this small park. It is an historic park where a king met his mistresses. Today, the fencing has locks placed by couples in love.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a nice little par, right in the middle of a very busy tourist area. We were walking from the Louvre to Notre Dame and stumbled on the stairway down to the park - it was a really nice surprise. At the "pointy" end of the park is a willow tree and great view. We spent some time relaxing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great little park to relax for a bit between exploring both sides of the Seine. Lovely to just lay on the grass and cool down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

First ignore the Googlemap pointer on the Trip Advisor page, as it's wrong! This is a narrow triangular little park at the Ile de la Citie's western tip reached by a couple of steep stairways down from the ancient Pont Neuf. A plaque explains that these gardens were a gift of Montreal in 1967. On the north flank is the... More 

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Meudon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Jst a few steps down from the Pont Neuf (17th century"New Bridge", now Paris' oldest, of course!) the little-frequented riverside Square du Vert Galant public garden awaits you for a unique touch of the French capital. "Galant Green" actually refers to the sexual activity of even ageing King Henri IV, whose statue graces the New Bridge above. But here, all... More 

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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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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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