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Place Dauphine

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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I love Paris.

We just returned from 23 days in our beloved Paris. We have been going over there since 1994, at least 10 times.We rent an apartment in the very heart of Paris in Dauphine Place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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DeLand, Florida
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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from 23 days in our beloved Paris. We have been going over there since 1994, at least 10 times.We rent an apartment in the very heart of Paris in Dauphine Place. We have been all over Europe, but Paris is a dream. You can stay there for 10 years and not see everything. The people are the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Lots of restaurants and cafes on the Place, (we like La Rose de France) but the reason to come is that on Friday/Saturday nights it is hopping with young people playing pétanque. There will be serval games going and people with food and coolers milling around. Great vibe.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My Fiance got down on one knee and proposed to me in this little leafy square. It looked like he stumbled upon it purely accidentally, which is great, as I don't think he could have picked a better spot! Given we didn't know much about the square, upon returning to London I read it is one of the most romantic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We stayed in an apartment overlooking Place Dauphine. After a few days we clearly understood that this was THE PLACE for Petanque (a French game similar to Bocci with silver balls). Every evening there seemed to be 4-5 groups playing the game. Pick up an inexpensive set (20 Euros) at Decathlon Sports store (a 3 minute cab ride away) and... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Paris offers thousands of attractions, beautiful places and lovely corners, but I think that exactly in the middle of the town there is this magic square that is an "island" in the "île de la cité". Eating a Ocean salad and drinking a glass of sparkling wine sitting outdoor at "La Rose de France" bistrot will be an unforgettable stop.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Stayed at an apartment here on our last trip to Paris in April 2016. Although we generally stay near Bastille, we found this to be an excellentm, alternative place / location to stay. Built in the early 1700's it is a hidden gem that you can easily walk past if you are not aware of its location. Although it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Watched locals playing bocce in the square with picnics... Delightful! Then an immense party of people (I was told 800 people!) dressed in white showed up with tables and chairs and food and white balloons and and candelabras and centerpieces... A piano player 'street musician'... Clearly not an everyday occurrence! We were just blessed to be there at the right... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

On the island in the middle of the Seine, this little square on the northwest side of the ille, this is a great place to relax. Several cafes and food places will help you get a care of beer and enjoy the afternoon while touring Paris.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This 3-acre triangle on the western end of Ile de la Cite brings me back on my visits to Paris, because of its charm and tranquility. Located just east of the Pont Neuf's midpoint, the place features space to roam, old-fashioned street lamps, benches, shade trees, cafes, restaurants and the west front of the Palais de Justice. I find Place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

One of my favourite squares in Paris. I always visit when I am in France. A small square with some lovely restaurants around it, it has beautiful trees, a lovely sitting area and a very calm and inviting atmosphere.

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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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