VISIT THE QUAINT, SAFE MARAIS & PLACE DES VOSGES

Updated: Jan 31

A PARISIAN STROLL with Miss Valerie’s - Walk in Paris Beauty like a French Parisian


What does a stroll while discovering fascinating places in Paris sound like? Keep reading to find out my best spots to enjoy the beauty of Paris. Sunny days are almost here and I want you to go to: PLACE DES VOSGES (the oldest square of Paris…)


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Here you can enjoy a lovely garden with fountains for you to enjoy a rest and a pause on a bench. Parisians in the summer bring their bikinis and sun towels! Lol You will appreciate the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere of this place steeped in history. 

All around the Vosges Square, you can pop in lovely art galleries and take a pause at a lovely cafe so you can feel the Parisian atmosphere around you.

Architectural fact: You will certainly be struck by the symmetry of the Place des Vosges and its pleasingly regular facades, built to a consistent design throughout. The height of the roofs is equal to their width and half of their facade.


A CHARMING STROLL ON THE PLACE DES VOSGES

The Place des Vosges, former royal square built at the behest of Henri IV to celebrate the monarchy, is one of the oldest in Paris and certainly one of the most beautiful. It’s the central point of the Marais district and an ideal location for a stroll. You’ll enjoy wandering beneath its vaulted arcades and along the paths of its central garden while admiring the beautiful red brick facades of the buildings.

La place Royale, appelée aujourd’hui place des Vosges est la plus ancienne place monumentale de Paris. Construite à l’initiative du roi Henri IV à partir de 1605, sur l’emplacement de l’ancien Hôtel Royal des Tournelles.

In the mansions around this square lived royalty and other notables such as the Marquise de Sévigné, Molière, Corneille, Pascal, Descartes and, of course, Victor Hugo. They were places of festivities, romance and high spirits. Some of these hôtels particuliers have since been transformed into world-renowned museums. In addition to the Maison de Victor Hugo, the Musée Picasso Paris and Musée Carnavalet (currently closed for renovations) are nearby.

VISIT THE HOUSE OF FAMOUS FRENCH WRITER AND POET: VICTOR HUGO THAT WROTE “LES MISERABLES”

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During your stay in Paris, je vous recommande l’Hôtel Les Tournelles.

You must not miss the opportunity to discover the Maison de Victor Hugo, a writer’s house museum located in the Place des Vosges, close to the hotel. Enjoy a pleasant stroll in this historic square, one of the most beautiful in Paris.

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Allez au numéro 6 – Go to number 6 of Vosges Square (Place des Vosges). 



Miss Valerie tip: Say you want to only see the house of Monsieur Victor Hugo, and the entrance will be free.

“Nous venons juste pour visiter la maison de Victor Hugo, s’il vous plaît.”

“We came to only visit the house of Victor Hugo, thank you.”

Si vous avez envie de passer par la place des Vosges et vous replonger dans l’univers de Victore Hugo ou il a vécu 16 (seize) années. M Paul Maurice voulait faire de cette place une sorte de Panthéon des des célébrités littéraires du XIX Siecle.