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Place Des Vosges

Paris has been around for millennia; but it wasn't until 1605, when King Henry IV built what was then-called Place Royale, that a public square was planned into the city's landscape. It's now known as the Place des Vosges, and to this day remains largely unchanged since its inauguration in 1612.

It's easy to call any public area in a major city an “oasis,” but Place des Vosges truly lives up to the description. It's in Le Marais, which is already a relatively quiet arrondissement; but once you step through the arches, the stately residences seem to absorb any city noise and the arcades that cover the sidewalks add to its hushed ambiance. It's a good place to go to take a load off after trekking around the city all day.

Practical Info

The border of the third and fourth arrondissements divide the Place des Vosges; take the M7 to Sully-Morand, then head down Rue Beautrellis, which ends at the exterior of the homes that surround Place des Vosges.

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Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1523 Reviews

See Paris at your own pace on a one-day or two-day hop-on hop-off tour. With four interconnected routes, this tour is the easiest way to get around Paris and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $35.20

Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Combo: Sightseeing Bus and Seine River Cruise

3 star rating: Worth doing 13 Reviews

Discover top Paris attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral at your leisure on your hop-on hop-off open-top bus and Seine ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $49.51

Paris Walking Tour: Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Latin Quarter, including Charcuterie Tasting and Pétanque

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Get a taste of ‘la vie bohème’ on a 3.5-hour small-group walking tour of Paris’ arty neighborhoods: Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.13
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Experience Paris: Small-Group Fashion and Fragrance Insider Tour in the Marais

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Some go to Paris for the food, others for the romance, but style lovers head to the City of Light for its unparalleled fashion scene. If you are such a ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.01

Paris Walking Tour: Discover the Marais District

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

Explore the historic Marais district of Paris, home to the Places des Vosges, Pompidou Centre and the Bastille, on a 2-hour walking tour with an expert guide. ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.00

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