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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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Good place to relax

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... read more

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

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 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the benches show their age, everyone sits on the grass anyway and people watching is swell. There are some hidden gems in the covered walks around the Place, too. A great place for reading in the sun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite some tourists visit Place des Vosges with the wrong expectations and end up being very disappointed. It is not a large city park or children’s playground. It’s a square of roughly 460x460 feet with 17th century buildings all around and an unremarkable small park with four fountains and an equestrian statue of Louis XIII in the middle. If you... More 

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