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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
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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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Simply stunning

This is a breathtakingly beautiful part of Paris, with its colonnades, huge antique doors screening the uber rich from prying eyes. And it's pretty park in the centre. Steeped in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a breathtakingly beautiful part of Paris, with its colonnades, huge antique doors screening the uber rich from prying eyes. And it's pretty park in the centre. Steeped in history, and well supplied with intriguing shops and galleries. And restaurants. Unmissable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful suared-shaped garden at the very touristy heart of town, elegant but not remote, popular but not vulgar, central but not crowded. Fountains inside, cafes and galleries outside, protected inside and projected to th eoutside by the architecture of the square. Fascinating. A must! And say Helo to Roi Soleil if you see him walkinh around among the playing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here by chance because we visited Victor Hugo museum in this quarter, just next to this square. Although it is quite small but it has a good scenery view. We were here in last January. It was cold but fortunately, it was a sunny day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we visited in November it was cool and drizzly and there were still lots of people in the park. Toddlers were scampering about as though it was a sunny day and others were relaxing on the benches. It is a very pleasant park and I guess they are able to ignore the weather.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perhpas we should have not come in autumn. This square looks neglected, unloved. The square and arches are lovely but not outstanding, but the garden areas have been poorly looked after and are more dried earth than garen

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am Italian and of course there is no place like home. Place des Vosges reminds me of some Italian squares (Milan, Turin, Pavia, Venice...) and of course that makes me feeling good. Here you can have a drink, do some art shopping or just rest on the benches provided.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see place in the Marais, full of contemporary art galleries. The architecture is nice and you can walk under the archways all around the square if it rains, from a café to another...

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Lovely grassed and paved square with surrounding symmetrical buildings which was completed in 1612. Great place to relax and enjoy a picnic whilst doing the Parisian sights on foot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't really much to do here besides being able to marvel at the neighbourhood and relax. Bring a book or do some people watching.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You should not miss this place: it's a fantastic ancient "place", definitively less famous than other tourisitc places in Paris, but it offers you a taste of waht's going on in modern art and one of the most and ancient Tea shops.

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