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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
Fee: No
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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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Pretty park

Beautiful and historic surrounding buildings. The park itself is a little drab, with the grass worn down to dirt in some spots.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful and historic surrounding buildings. The park itself is a little drab, with the grass worn down to dirt in some spots.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a shame this place is always chock full of people, as the square itself is very cool. Try midweek at night for a bit of peace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like symmetry and you like photography, this is the park for you! It's beautiful all year around but especially in the spring/summer when the fountains are running. HINT - Find the secret door that takes you through to Hôtel Sully Morland!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You have to do in a spring day with sun. You have to do the circle of the place, have a coffee at the park in open air and breath.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Place des Vosges has a great history Do some research before you visit as it will give your time in this place more importance. There is a large park in the middle where you can sit and watch every sort of person walk by. There are children playing and lovers strolling, enjoying the gorgeous structures surrounding them. Outside the park... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely neat gardens, tucked in behind some ancient buildings. Loved the trimmed trees and the fountain. we sat and absorbed the area for some time, and explored the quaint shops in the arcade that goes around the square. A must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Paris one has to visit Place des Vosges. We walked all the way from Montparnasse on a cold day. There are just lovely buildings and places to visit. Children played football on the square and the atmosphere is wonderful. Lovely places to eat and Picasso museum is close by. A worth while visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sit in the sun for a while, or stroll around its paths. Then move on into one the many eateries, Bistro's, restaurants, brasseries, that line the place or are located in the nearby small streets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to spend some quiet time while in the Marais. You can walk around the outside of the square under the arcades admiring the galleries or stop at one of the chic cafes, or get some sunshine in the park, which has plenty of benches and the odd statue of obscure Kings ( Louis IX anyone?)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very quiet place, right in the heart of the city. Nice garden, surrounded by fancy buildings (I suppose they were expensive apartments). Really worth a visit, to sit down and relax, or to stroll around. This is my third visit to Paris, and my third visit to Place des Vosges. On both previous occasions I had gone in daytime.... More 

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