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“one of my very favorite places to people watch”
Review of Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges
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Paris Walking Tour: Discover the Marais District
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Ranked #25 of 1,132 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Paris's oldest public square has a meticulously manicured central park and is surrounded by beautiful 17th-century townhouses.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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“one of my very favorite places to people watch”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

There are so many beautiful galleries and great cafes here, you won't have any trouble finding something to do. Victor Hugo's house is here, too. On a sunny day, the park is great too. Look for the street artists on the east side, they are usually selling great gifts.

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great place to walk in on a Sunny Day”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

This was the place to be in the 1600s. Noibility, even monarchy, visited or in the splendid multi storey mansions that over look it. Then came a period of slow decline until it was part of a very poor area of Paris. That schnged about 1980, and it once more is an attraction for everyone. You will be struck by two things, as I was. First, the young people gathered in groups, talking and smoking and generally hanging around. The seonc is the number fo cigarette butts in the grass. Sytill, you can't see teh latter when you stroll, unless you look closely. It really is a "must" on any walk around the Marais.

Visited September 2012
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“A great place to relax”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

The Place des Vosges is a local favorite. Our flat was located behind the square , so our first afternoon in Paris was to this tree lined square in the heart of Marais. The arcades that surround the square now house beautiful boutiques.
Stop and get a baguette and a bottle of wine and just enjoy the views at no cost. Don't forget the camera to capture the gardens.
You can tour Victor Hugo's home for free as well.

Visited September 2012
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London, Ontario
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“Perhaps the most beautiful spot in Paris”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Of all the locations we visited in Paris, and would like to have spent more time enjoying, Place des Vosges is at the very top. We found this little square in La Marais to be perfectly symmetrical, and a peaceful break during a hectic day. My wife and I dream of the day (unlikely though it is!) when we could live in one of the apartments which line the square. Highly recommended!

Visited September 2012
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“beautiful park”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Very nice place to relax. Around the square there are identical buildings with arches. Start from here to exlpore Le Marais.

Visited August 2012
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