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Off the Beaten Track Paris tour in 2CV
"Off the beaten track you’ll discover aspects of Paris that you never knew existed! Thanks to your English-speaking tour guide you’ll discover Paris’s many poetic delights from the superb architectural beauty of the Place des Vosges to the tiny port hidden close to the Bastille and the 1st century gallo-romain amphitheatre les Arènes de Lutèce. But most importantly
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Small Group Paris City Tour and Louvre with Interactive Audio guide
"Discover Paris' main sights while being comfortably seated in a luxury 8-seat minivan. You will be introduced to the city of lights’ most spectacular and renowned monuments and historical sites of Paris discovering different parts of the city and diving into History. Simple and easy to use the audio pen and interactive map is your own personal guide in your language. Packed with information about each place you will pass by and see you will learn of history architecture famous French characters and so on while staying succinct and thrilling. Starting at La Concorde you will drive by L’Orangerie to reach Opera Garnier and go through the Place Vendôme the Palais Royal and the Louvre where you will admire the Great Glass Pyramid designed by Chinese architect Ieoh Ming Pei in 1989. Next your visit will take you along the Tuileries garden and the Seine river. You will admire the Pont des Arts
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Paris Off-the-Beaten-Track Mercedes 280SE Tour
"You are already familiar with the most emblematic monuments of Paris and wish to explore the lesser known parts of the Capital? Your driver will tell you the history and cultural heritage of some out of the ordinary monuments. All the tour is c Notre Dame de Paris Saint-Germain des près Arènes de Lutèce Jardin des plantes Grande mosquée de Paris Manufacture des Gobelins
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Place des Vosges Tips (69)

Old Planning

The oldest square in Paris it is one of the first examples of symmetrical planning. Built in 1604, king Henry IV ordered that the 34 buildings linking the royal pavilions (king's and queen's mirroring...
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solopes
Apr 06, 2016

Beautiful place to relax

The Place du Vosges is one of the most beautiful squares in all of Paris. Located in the Marais (4 arr) the square is surrounded by buildings in a court like setting. There are two stunning fountains...
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Gypsystravels
Jun 22, 2015

Old Paris

Constructed in the 17th century under Henri IV, the first attempt at urban planning, the Place des Vosges, is now Paris oldest square. A wide symmetric square, surrounded by 39 (some say 36) houses...
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solopes
Sep 14, 2014

Louis XIII at the Place des Vosges (4th)

Louis XIII (1601-1643) has not gone down in history as one of France’s outstanding kings. He was not a popular swashbuckler like his father, Henri IV, nor was he an awesome long-lived Sun King like...
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Nemorino
Nov 25, 2013

Music in the air

This is where I unexpectedly heard two soprano voices singing opera arias, as I have described in my Place des Vosges travelogue.Up to the year 2006, at least six other VT members reported that they...
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Nemorino
Nov 25, 2013

Place des Vosges - Park, Galleries, Restaurants...

Place des Vosges in the Marias area is quite a pleasant square to enjoy. Arched, covered walkways line the inside of the buildings (allowing one to stroll even in inclement weather). The green park...
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Roadquill
Jun 14, 2013

Love it or Hate It!

It is the oldest square in Paris. And you have to come here for a quick stop, but I honestly think this is one of the places you will either love or hate. It was very hot when we walked The Marais and...
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monica71
Jan 16, 2012

Place des Vosges 3rd/4th.

Paris' oldest square and it's first of real urban planning in it's symmetry, it has an almost perfect look to it. Originally called Place Royale, was renamed in 1799 when the Vosges, a French...
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pfsmalo
Sep 17, 2011

Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges is the oldest planned square in Paris. It is located in the Marais district, The small park in the center of the square is one of the few places in Paris where you can sit on the...
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GrantBoone
Jun 25, 2011

Maison de Victor Hugo

If you're a fan of old manses or of Hugo's work (Les Miserables or Nôtre-Dame de Paris otherwise known in the US as the Hunchback of Notre Dame, thanks Disney!) then this would be a cool spot for you....
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BeatChick
Apr 04, 2011

Prototype for lovely planned Squares of the World

This is a beautiful planned square of a former royal residence in the Marais in Paris. The royal quarters were divided between the King (Pavillon de la Roi) and the Queen (Pavillon de la Reine). The...
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BeatChick
Apr 04, 2011

Perfect Symmetry

The perfect symmetry of the Place des Vosges. And it really IS a square - 140 metres X 140 metres and the oldest planned square in the city.Originally named Place Royale (although no royalty ever...
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leffe3
Dec 17, 2010
 
 
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"My Paris: not only operas and bicycles . . ."
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Things to Do Near Place des Vosges

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Maison de Victor Hugo

All you loyal readers of my Bacharach page (thanks again to both of you) will recall that in 1840 the great French novelist Victor Hugo, author of Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, spent...
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Musée Carnavalet

Would you like to know how Paris was built and became today's city? Then you will love this museum with a lovely garden. The museum has free entry, only the exhibitions have to be paid. Avoid the...
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Le Marais District

After several visits to Paris always skipping this quarter, I spent there a full week. It gave me a new image of this trendy area, where many recent investments didn't compromise its history and...
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Place de la Bastille

There is a persistent urban legend about American tourists going to the Place de la Bastille and feeling cheated when they discover that the Bastille Fortress isn’t even there any more. Perhaps this...
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Opéra Bastille - Opéra National de Paris

The Opéra Bastille was build as a replacement for the Opéra Garnier. In 1982 the French president François Mitterrand decided that a second opera house had to be build. Architect Carlos Ott was...
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Musée Picasso

In the historic quartier Marais, the museum hostes the largest collection of Picasso in the world: 450 masterpieces to discover the artist universe. The museum is located in the hotel Salè. The palace...
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