The oldest planned square in Paris, Place des Vosges is a quiet spot surrounded by cafes and shops. Listen to the trickle of water from one of the four fountains while sitting at a bench. Henri IV built this perfect square 140 sq m (460 sq ft) from 1605 to 1612 to use as a royal pavilion for duels. Green lawns radiate out from its center. Expertly manicured lindens surround a formal plantation of mature linden trees called a bosquet, which provide a shady oasis. Arrange to visit Place des Vosges and other attractions in Paris using our Paris trip planner.
Tours To Place des Vosges
Hidden Paris: Day Bike Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $48
Duration: 180 to 210 minutes
Paris Walking Tour: Discover the Marais District BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $28
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Small group Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $100
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Place des Vosges Reviews
Beautiful area to visit in Marsais.Plenty of cafes, art gallaries and shopping. Relaxing Sunday afternoon more »
Walking the colorful streets of Marais neighborhood, sooner or later, you're about to run into this terrific sq, very close to Bastille sq. It's considered to be the oldest planned sq in Paris... more »
One of my favorite places in Paris. Very picturesque and feels still a bit local and not so touristy. Get some coffee or snack and sit down in the sun and observe Parisian everyday life!
Incredible little known historical square. Love the surrounding art galleries and shops. Wouldn’t eat here though, tourist prices for non tourist food. Go a couple street elsewhere for more authentic French food.
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