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"Find the Statue of Henri IV" Île de la Cité Tip by hquittner

Île de la Cité, Paris: 31 reviews and 74 photos

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The statue of the "Gay Old Blade" (Le Vert Galant) stands upon a bastion of the Pont Neuf above the square of the same name that extends to the West tip of the Ile (see our Batobus Travelogs). To the East are the buildings of the Place Dauphin entered by the arch at the center. The equestrian statue of Henri is an 1818 replacement copy of the original which was destroyed during the Revlution in 1792. Behind and below the statue is the Square Vert-Galant , a small park which extends to the western tip of the Ile de la Cite. We have never gone down but have seen it from boats on the Seine as these pictures show.

Address: Metro - Cite - line 4
Directions: Easy to walk here via the Pont Neuf.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 29, 2008
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