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Place des Vosges

91
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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Outstanding

say expert reviewers

Top 1% in Paris About the TripExpert Score

7 expert recommendations

55

Afar Magazine

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. Full review →

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

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 →

1

Frommer's 34

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 →

58

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... Full review →

2

Lonely Planet Tick 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 →

11

Michelin Guide 55

This vast square, probably conceived by Métezeau, was the wish of Henri IV. When completed in 1612, the Place Royale became the centre of elegant life, with carrousels and pleasure. Full review →

57

Not For Tourists

The royal place, perfectly symetrical, simply magnificent. Full review →

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