Posted by: nancycurteman | March 23, 2010

The Oldest Square in Paris

The average tourist, frantically racing from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, often neglects an important historic site. Place des Vosges is the oldest square in Paris. It is located in le Marais which means marsh. The architectural style of the square is elegant early 17th century . The Place des Vosges has two venerable houses. On the north side is the Queen Pavillon, dedicated to a former queen of France. On the south side is the King Pavillon. Another notable house is the home of Victor Hugo, the author of “Les Miserables.” The beautiful gardens of the Hugo home are open to the public and worth a leisurely stroll.  The discriminating tourist can experience the soul of Paris in the Marais.


  1. OK, now I have to go THERE, too.


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