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Place Dauphine

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Nice area, with the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris just around the corner, Cafes all around, the beautiful bridge view and subway stations different lanes just right there. We... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2013
Ken A
Toronto, Canada
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

I had heard about Place Dauphine for years, but never got around to visiting it. To say I was I disappointed would be putting it mildly. I expected much more, having seen Place Dauphine numerous times in movies and commercials, always luminous and full of interesting people... Here's what I saw on a recent sunny May afternoon: cobblestones surrounding a... More 

7 Thank pattyinparis
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

Nice area, with the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris just around the corner, Cafes all around, the beautiful bridge view and subway stations different lanes just right there. We stayed at Holiday Rentals apt 6 Place Dauphine Paris, and we could could not like more, every thing was close and had a good time. Fantastic location, beautiful area to enjoy... More 

1 Thank Ken A
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Close to my hotel, I think I spent time in this area almost every day. Enjoying a coffee and one of the many cafes, perusing the art galleries and shops nearby, enjoying a chocolate-filled crepe an people-watching as I strolled around.

1 Thank SCR-ATL
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

+ Not too crowd; noise is not allowed so you can have a very quiet evening at a terrasse. best in summer Also early morning (as in Dutronc's song) - Book restaurants in advance

1 Thank Lae F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2013

This looks a good square for locals, but I didn't think it was special. It has good vies of some nice buildings, and is in a nice spot, but I would visit if I was on the way somewhere else and this was on the way, or I was meeting someone. For a family with children I would not visit... More 

2 Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 28 October 2012 via mobile

Each time I visit Paris I head here, through out the day the light flatters this sand covered place. Romantic benches and lovely little restaurants to sit and dream.

2 Thank trutips
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2012

At the west tip of the Ile de La Cite there are two handsome houses, warm brick with creamy stone dressing which mark the entrance to an unexpected triangular 'square' called the Place Dauphine. Built at the same time as the Place Vendome, this has been altered considerably since, but still keeps it's air of a being a part of... More 

6 Thank SwanseaBear
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2012 via mobile

Walked through here about 12:30 pm and it was fairly dead. It would be nice for couples and has some nice buildings but it's really nothing special.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

I cannot praise Place Dauphine enough. One of the best kept secrets of central Paris, this charming, character-filled square with it's wonderful restaurants and elegant buildings is one of the things that makes Paris an unforgettable trip for me every time. My mum and I have stayed in a small apartment above one of the restaurants two years in a... More 

6 Thank Roisin M
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

I had heard a lot about Place Dauphine so while touring Ile de la Cite we had to stop by. After hanging out around Pont Neuf, we entered into triangle shaped "square" just down from the bridge. The first thing I noticed was that there was nothing going on. No one other than a small handful of teenagers at a... More 

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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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