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
$115 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small group Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Place des Vosges reviews
Personally I think it is the most beautiful square of Paris. Well maintained and the area around it gives you opportunities to grab a bite to eat as well. more »
We walked through this lovely park but did not stay long. It is a square, literally, and has some beautiful lawns and greenery. It is probably perfect for some quiet and relaxing time. Worth visiting.... 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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