The years go by, but Paris remains unquestionably the nonpareil city of love. Some locations, such as the I Love You Wall, are world-famous, while others are less well-known, even if they have an undeniably romantic atmosphere. This is certainly the case with the Place des Vosges, a picturesque square that’s just a ten-minute walk from your Hotel Les Deux Girafes!
The Place des Vosges; a superb setting
Welcome to the oldest planned square in Paris, whose construction began by order of King Henri IV in 1605. This large, almost square space is surrounded by magnificent mansions with grand facades that alternate vertical bands of red brick with white Paris Basin limestone. The central garden has a soothing geometrical pattern of manicured lawns and beautiful gravelled paths where you can walk in the dappled shade of chestnut trees. Under the arcades, the pleasant little shops are an invitation to browse.
A stroll in the Place des Vosges
Whether you like shopping, a romantic stroll or an immersion in history and wonderful architecture, the Place des Vosges has much to offer. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Maison de Victor Hugo writer’s house museum (currently undergoing renovations until early June 2020) or the Picasso Museum which occupies a part of the superb listed buildings. You might even feel the ghostly presence of such famous former occupants as the composers Charpentier and Couperin, actors Annie Girardot and Jean-Claude Brialy, writers Alphonse Daudet, Colette and Georges Simenon, among many others. The Place des Vosges is also one of the central locations of the venerable Marais district. Plentiful restaurants, bars and cafes await you after your wanderings.
Both elegant and timeless, the Place des Vosges invites you to enjoy romantic walks throughout the year. Discover this peaceful haven in the heart of an exciting district during your stay at the Hotel Les Deux Girafes!
Hotel Les Deux Girafes, a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Bastille-République district