"La Place des Vosges" Place des Vosges Tip by Tom_Fields

Place des Vosges, Paris: 71 reviews and 154 photos

  La Place des Vosges
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  • La Place des Vosges - Paris
      La Place des Vosges
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  • Fountain in the central courtyard - Paris
      Fountain in the central courtyard
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This square was an early example of urban planning. Dating from 1612, during the reign of King Henry IV, this place housed many of the French nobility. Later, it was home to many distinguished citizens, among them Cardinal Richelieu and Victor Hugo. It's long been a center of Parisian social life.

It's an outstanding example of 17th century architecture, with its beautiful symmetry and open space in the center.

Directions: On the Right Bank, in the Marais area. Metro: Bastille, Chemin Vert, Saint Paul
Website: http://www.paris.org/Monuments/Vosges/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 15, 2008
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