Address: Place des Vosges 75004 Paris
Access: Metro Chemin Vert station (line 8) or Bréguet-Sabin station (line 5)
Opening hours: 24/7
Stands one of the green area in the middle of Paris. Place des Vosges is Paris's oldest public square with central park that is surrounded by 17th century houses, situated in the famous Marais district.
When it is a good weather for picnic, Parisians will come out with their favourite books, sunglasses, and snacks to lay down on the green grass for an hour. Some bring their children to play in the sandpit while sitting watching their little boys and girls on the bench.
Place des Vosges, or "Place Royale" originally, is the oldest public square in Paris. Located in between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements in Le Marais district. It was built by Henri IV from 1605 to 1612, known as a fashionable and expensive area to live in during 17th and 18th centuries. In the middle of the square stands a statue of Henri IV.
In 1612, the townhouses were built to the same design with red bricks strips as seen in the background.
This public square is one of the reasons why Le Marais district has become such a fashionable and expensive neighborhood in Paris.
This archade leads you to Maison de Victor Hugo or Victor Hugo's house where he lived for 16 years between 1832 to 1848. After that, the mansion then converted into a museum for public to visit.
Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the romantic movement. Victor Hugo is considered to be one of the world's greatest and well-known French writers.
The park is quietly beautiful, it would be a great idea to take a rest here in Place des Vosges after a long walk in Marais district. If you happen to have the chance to visit Place des Vosges, do not forget to pay a visit at Maison de Victor Hugo as well.
Author: Aphinya Kasemsukphaisan
Photographer: Jihye CHOI