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"A wonderfully family-friendly public space" Paroisse Saint-Eustache Tip by CatherineReichardt

Paroisse Saint-Eustache, Paris: 31 reviews and 66 photos

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      Place St Eustache
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      Playground next to St Eustache
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      Kids play around sculpture in Place St Eustache
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The venerable Gothic pile of St Eustache is situated adjacent to what used to be the fresh produce market at Les Halles. The market was sadly relocated to the suburbs in the early 70s, and replaced by an underground shopping complex of staggering monstrosity which at the time of writing (October 2011) was mercifully being redeveloped into something that will hopefully be more tasteful and in keeping with its surroundings.

Anyway, despite all this disruption, the square by St Eustache remains a remarkably laid back and amenable spot that provides a surprisingly family-friendly retreat from the surrounding urban hustle and bustle. The square is dominated by Henri Miller's colossal sculpture 'l'Ecoute' (The Listener) and is bordered by an amphitheatre arrangement of semi-grassed terraces that are ideal for picnicking, as well as an excellent adventure playground.

Address: 2, Rue du Jour, 75001 Paris
Directions: Off Rue Montmartre.
Phone: 33 1 42 36 31 05

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 31, 2012
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