Place des Vosges

The Place des Vosges is the oldest planned square in Paris. It’s one of the best examples of the classical french style.

Place des vosges

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The Place des Vosges is a square formed yard designed by order of king Henry VI during the 17th century.

When a royal residence was built in the southern corner of the square, the 35 other buildings lining the square followed exactly the same architecture. Each side of the symmetrical square has its pavillon. Pass under the covered arches to visit the unique and masterfully decorated Pavillon de la reine. You will be surprised by the magnificent establishments with white stone facades and red bricks. 

In one of the buildings, lived the great author of France Victor Hugo and wrote most of his renowned books  “Les miserables”. His house turned now into a free museum open for public.

As you walk along the square you will like the interesting galleries, the small restaurants and their glamorous french style. The garden of Hotel de Sully is another elegant place hidden behind one of the doors. It houses an exceptional library about the French history.