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Place des Vosges, Paris

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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.
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  • Other than the works going on this location is great. Fabulous shops & restaurants. In the centre of a lovely district of Paris too. More of a well-to-do area 
    Other than the works going on this location is great. Fabulous shops & restaurants. In the centre of a lovely district of Paris too. More of a well-to-do area  more »
  • I had to sit here and wait for my partner for three hours. What began as a nightmare was a wonderful experience. People-watching. And this square is beautiful. Actually I could have sat here all day.....  more
    I had to sit here and wait for my partner for three hours. What began as a nightmare was a wonderful experience. People-watching. And this square is beautiful. Actually I could have sat here all day.....  more »
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  • The way the parlance is laid out in Paris makes this a little hidden gem. It gets you out of the main hustle and bustle of Paris but still able to take in history. There is plenty of grass area for picnics or to just chill out. This is the Palace that Henri II pass away.
  • Absolutely beautiful park. In the early morning, it’s a great place to go for a jog, do yoga on the grass, and enjoy the fresh air. In the afternoon and evening, the park lights up with energy and is filled with picnickers and happy people. Place des Vosges is a great place for a picnic in Paris, and tucked away from the busy tourist crowds.

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