Originally known as the Place Royale, the Place des Vosges is the oldest planned square in Paris. It was built by Henri IV from 1605 to 1612.
Place des Vosges has a true square dimensions – 140 m x 140 m. This charming old square is full of interesting cafes and art galleries. There are so many people out enjoying the atmosphere. Feel free to join them!
It is located in the Marais district, and it straddles the dividing-line between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris. You can reach Place des Vosges by metro. The nearest station Bastille is supported by lines M1, M5, and M8.
You can find here the old Victor Hugo house at number six. Now there is the museum with free tour. This place was home for other aristocrats important for French culture such as post-impressionist painter Georges Dufrénoy or Madame de Sevigné who was born here.
There’s a lot of hotels around: Hotel Jeanne d’Arc, Turenne Marais Hotel, Hôtel de Sully, Hôtel de la Place des Vosges. Each one is located in average distance 50 meters. In the nearest location you can find Notre Dame Cathedral. It is just about 2 kilometers from here.
The same year it was finished, celebration of the wedding of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria happened. This place immediately became the most popular choice of place to live among French aristocrats.