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Place des Vosges

The Place des Vosges in the Marais district is one of the oldest planned and also the finest square in Paris.

Place des Vosges Paris mit Platz zum Verweilen

The Place des Vosges is one of the five royal squares in Paris and is located in the 3rd and 4th arrondissement in the Marais district. 

Address of the Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges
75004 Paris 

The Place des Vosges is located in the Parisian city district called Marais. Because the public transportation system also branches into this city district of Paris, it has never been so easy as it is now to visit the Place des Vosges and other sights in this district. Travel to the Place des Vosges super easily and for FREE with the Paris City Pass.

Directions to the Place des Vosges

Metro 1 to Saint-Paul
Metro 8 to Chemin Vert 

Traveling to the Place des Vosges in Paris has been made even easier with the Paris City Pass. As a Pass Holder, you will receive your public transportation tickets (before you even depart for Paris) and will not have to pay for any additional costs to travel around Paris and visit sights like the Place des Vosges. Whether you take the bus or train to visit the top attractions, museums, and sights in Paris, taking public transport is definitely a lot easier and faster than traveling through the city on foot or by car. With the Paris City Pass, you won’t need to purchase any other ticket for your city tour of Paris!Purchase your Paris City Pass from the comforts of your own home—the Pass is your complete city tour package, which offers you free admission to top attractions in Paris (like the Place des Vosges) and also free transport around the city!  

Highlights of the Place des Vosges

  • Lovely exhibits on the square
  • Information about the development of the square
  • Centrally located

Attractions Near the Place des Vosges

Other top attractions can be easily reached after your visit to the Place des Vosges—among which include Musée Rodin, Musée Picasso, Musée d’Orsay and Centre Pompidou. With the Paris City Pass, you can reach your destination quickly and easily. The Paris City Pass not only includes preferred admission into the most popular attractions in Paris, but it is also your ticket to freely using Paris’ public transportation system. With the Pass, you can use any bus or metro train within the city limits of Paris to visit museums, attractions, and other activities that the French capital has to offer— it’s easy, quick, and at no additional cost to you!

Architecture of the Place des Vosges

In 1605, King Heinrich IV issued the order to build the square, and construction continued until 1612. In the middle of the square, 36 city palaces with facades made of brick stand there. For the first time in architectural history, 3-storey buildings with arcades on the ground level were built. All of these buildings were to have the same architectural design. The Place des Vosges is a 140x140 meter large square, which was meant to be accentuated and emphasized by the existing architecture around it. The Place des Vosges is considered to be the most beautiful square in Paris, due to its structural design and architecture.

Exhibitions in the Place des Vosges

In 1610, the Place des Vosges served as a beautiful wedding venue for a double wedding for King Ludwig XIII & Anna of Austria and Elisabeth (King Ludwig’s XII’s sister) & the future King Philipp IV (who was from Spain). You can find numerous exhibits about this ceremony in the Place des Vosges. The marriage contract was signed on August 25, 1612. However, Heinrich IV (the initiator of aforementioned marriage contract) did not live long enough to see this ceremony—he died in 1610. In honor of Heinrich IV, the Department of Vogesen named the square after him. This was one of the first things that the “revolutionary tax” paid for. From September 1870 and onwards, the square was called Place des Vosges. Through the variety of exhibits found on the Place des Vosges, you can discover more interesting facts about this piece of history yourself! 

Visit the Place des Vosges in Paris with the Paris City Pass and have your transportation ticket to travel to the Place des Vosges (and around Paris) already in your pocket!