Place des Vosges (Vosges square)

The Place des Vosges is an emblematic square of Paris, located in the Marais district, in the 4th arrondissement. It has a rich and eventful history and is considered one of the most beautiful squares in the city.

The Place des Vosges was built in the early 17th century, during the reign of Henri IV, who wanted to create a residential area for the Parisian aristocracy. The square was named Place Royale at the time, in honor of the king. It was designed according to a square plan, with identical buildings on all four sides of the square, giving an impression of harmony and balance.

The Place des Vosges is surrounded by historic buildings, built in a classical French architectural style. The buildings are made of brick and stone, with slate roofs and ornate dormers. The facades of the buildings overlook the square, while the interior gardens are accessible only to residents.

The center of the square is occupied by a public garden, which is a place of relaxation and meeting for the inhabitants of the neighborhood. The garden is adorned with fountains, statues and benches, and is particularly lively during the summer months.

Another important historical monument on the Place des Vosges is the Hôtel de Sully, which was built in the 17th century for the Duke of Sully, Henri IV's minister of finance. The hotel was transformed into a museum in 1967 and now houses contemporary art exhibitions.

In conclusion, the Place des Vosges is an emblematic square of Paris, known for its classical French architecture, its public garden and its important historical monuments. It is a meeting place for the locals, as well as a place to visit for tourists who wish to discover the history and culture of Paris. Place des Vosges is a must-see for those seeking an authentic Paris experience.

The Place des Vosges is easily accessible from our hotels located near the Louvre, Gare de l'Est, Place de la Nation and Gare de Lyon.

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