Place des Vosges
Place des Vosges
Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges

Top 1% of attractions in Paris
8 / 10

8 expert reviews

“This beautiful square is one the city's oldest; set in Le Marais, it's surrounded by grand houses and an arched walkway lined with galleries and quaint cafés.”

– Afar Magazine

"The oldest square in Paris and—dare we say it?—the most beautiful, the Place des Vosges represents an early stab at urban planning." Full review
"The exquisite Place des Vosges was built by Henri IV and inaugurated in 1612 to celebrate the wedding of Louis XIII to Anne of Austria." Full review
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Inaugurated in 1612 as place Royale and thus the oldest square in Paris, place des Vosges is a strikingly elegant ensemble of 36 symmetrical houses with ground-floor arcades." Full review
Not For Tourists
"The royal place, perfectly symetrical, simply magnificent."
Let's Go
"Paris’s oldest and perhaps snootiest public square has served many generations of residents, from the knights who clashed swords in medieval tournaments to the hipsters who tan and swap bottles." Full review
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