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“Oasis in Paris”

Square du Vert-Galant
Ranked #188 of 1,251 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A small park on the Île de la Cité.
Reviewed 16 March 2013

This little garden on the point of the Île de la Cité in Paris is an oasis. Grab some lunch (preferably bread and cheese) and go and sit and watch the world go by, you won't regret this!

Thank Lyndal S
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

We went to this lovely park on a cold winters day, and it was empty due to the weather. I believe during summer this would be a great Park to visit.,it is in the fork of the Seine River and has great views of the Louvre and the Latin Quarter. I wouldn't bother going there on a cold day, but during Summer it would be amazing.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

On the western tip of the Isle de la Cite, this park is reputed to be one of the more romantic spots in Paris. We had just visited Saint-Chapelle and the Conciergerie so it was inevitable that we would find our way to the Square du Vert-Galant. With views of the Latin Quarter on the left bank and the Louvre in the distance on the right bank this was an ideal spot to view comings and goings on the Seine. This is an area where couples traditionally attach padlocks to bridges and throw keys in the river as a sign of affection. We didn't have a padlock so we exchanged a kiss at the end of the promontory and were glad we made the effort to find this delightful spot. It was mid-December, cold and overcast, but it was still well worth the visit.

Thank Dr Bob H
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

One of only three parks on the Ile de Cite this one is at the western tip. A small but delightful park in which to relax and watch the river traffic go by. With excellent views of the Latin Quarter on the left bank and the awesome Louvre on the right. A delightful spot.

Thank Adrian H
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Although it's long been discovered and usually crowded because tourists take the Seine boat trips (Vedettes du Pont Neuf) from this point, it's a very cute, triangle shaped park at the end of Ile de la Cite, accessed through somewaht concealed narrow steps behind the Statue of Henry IV. The gate of the park is the point where King Philip the Fair had Jacques de Molay, the Grand Master of the Knights Templar Order, burned at stake in March 1314. Take your sandwich and wine with you: the park is a perfect place for small outdoor meals. Although parks are usually closed in Paris after 20:00-20:30, I witnessed several times that this one stays open until later hours. Also, although there are signs that it forbidden to step on the grass during certain months, it's not an obeyed rule, so it's a nice picnic place.

1  Thank volk65
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