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Place des Vosges

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Paris's oldest public square has a meticulously manicured central park and is surrounded by beautiful 17th-century townhouses.
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Place des Vosges | 4th Arrondissement, 75004 Paris, France
Le Marais
+33 1 48 87 94 07
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All reviews art galleries beautiful square victor hugo's house victor hugo lived oldest planned square in paris red brick louis xiii marais district henri iv surrounding buildings nice park children playing sunny day picnic lunch walk around baguette benches
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in old buildings, they may look authentic, but the signs of traps are: 1) No plate of bar license displayed: eateries in Paris must acquire the red and blue plate with the roman number IV printed on. Do NOT be trapped by the similar...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden combined with the buildings makes for a great spot to visit, relax and enjoy yourself. It’s calm and lovely.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DimitrijeMi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 beautiful fountains with a statue in the middle, lovely as entrances are through arches. The square is surrounded by lovely joined apartments, a peaceful place and easy walk in Marais district

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SallyP1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place des Vosges, located in the Eastern part of the charming Le Marais area, is the probably the oldest square in Paris. The square was built in the beginning of the 17th century as 'Place Royale', with a statue of king Louis XIII placed in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a square which is reputed to be the oldest in Paris [after the Haussman demo job of medieval Paris in the 19th C] and it has been well maintained and commercial signs kept to a minimum. It is wonderfully symmetrical with red brick and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sit down for a while and look at the surroundings and the people who are passing by. This is a small resting place in the busy city. Great to take some pictures.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 16 January 2019

The Place des Vosges is apparently the oldest square in Paris and is in the heart of the original Paris. Le Marais. It is beautifully proportioned and relatively secluded: the tour buses have many other more ‘famous’ places to visit! The sad bit is that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Place des Vosges is the home of Vitor Hugo. There is a small charge to visit the museum that was once his home. It is worth the small charge to visit. Once you have done that take some time to walk around the Central Park...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank imahomebody
Reviewed 13 January 2019

We always stay within walking distances of Place des Voges and love to buy a baguette sandwich and sit there and relax. The building themselves are magnificent and the stores and galleries are fun to browse. On nice day we love to see the children...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Canthespam
Reviewed 7 January 2019

For all the hoopla of the Marais, the place des Vosges itself remains a bastion of the local community, filled with children and their mothers playing in the afternoon sun, or the arcades resonating with the sound of serious young music students playing their instruments....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional
restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner,
you'll come across little gems of architecture
spanning the centuries, from understated medieval
towers to classical libraries and 17th century
splendour. This neighbourhood unites a rich mix of
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2 September 2018|
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Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
It looks like originally there was one fountain there -- instead of four. And as far as I can tell ... it didn't have a name.
26 September 2016|
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Response from microtainer | Reviewed this property |
When in France you generally have the marriage ceremony at the local Mairie (town hall) then go to a park for pictures. I am sure it can be done, if you find the right person or priest. But it will take a lot of... More