Place des Vosges
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The Place des Vosges is a pretty square in the Marais. To get there I walked past city hall, rows of bicycles, and many sidewalk cafes.

 
 
 
 
Hôtel de Ville (city hall)
 
 
 
 
Hôtel de Ville (city hall)
 
 
 
 
Hôtel de Ville (city hall)
 
 
 
Bicycles  +++
 
Paris is starting to resemble Holland. There are lots of bike riders, bike share services, like those in the photo, dedicated bike lanes carved out of the spaces for cars, and bike variants, like delivery bikes and taxi bikes.
 
 
 
 
Bicycles  +++
 
Paris is starting to resemble Holland. There are lots of bike riders, bike share services, like those in the photo, dedicated bike lanes carved out of the spaces for cars, and bike variants, like delivery bikes and taxi bikes.
 
 
 
 
Bicycles  +++
 
Paris is starting to resemble Holland. There are lots of bike riders, bike share services, like those in the photo, dedicated bike lanes carved out of the spaces for cars, and bike variants, like delivery bikes and taxi bikes.
 
 
 
There are many sidewalk cafes
 
 
 
 
There are many sidewalk cafes
 
 
 
 
There are many sidewalk cafes
 
 
 
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The Place des Vosges (originally named Place Royale) is the oldest planned square in Paris. It's in the Marais district, straddling the 3rd and 4th arrondissements. The square is enclosed by beautiful buildings containing arcades, chic shops, and cafes. The upper floors contain apartments. The most famous resident of the Place des Vosges was Victor Hugo, whose Les Misérables (published in 1862) was my choice for travel novel for this trip—and what a wonderful novel it is!

 
 
 
 
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The Place des Vosges (originally named Place Royale) is the oldest planned square in Paris. It's in the Marais district, straddling the 3rd and 4th arrondissements. The square is enclosed by beautiful buildings containing arcades, chic shops, and cafes. The upper floors contain apartments. The most famous resident of the Place des Vosges was Victor Hugo, whose Les Misérables (published in 1862) was my choice for travel novel for this trip—and what a wonderful novel it is!

 
 
 
 
Place des Vosges  +
 

The Place des Vosges (originally named Place Royale) is the oldest planned square in Paris. It's in the Marais district, straddling the 3rd and 4th arrondissements. The square is enclosed by beautiful buildings containing arcades, chic shops, and cafes. The upper floors contain apartments. The most famous resident of the Place des Vosges was Victor Hugo, whose Les Misérables (published in 1862) was my choice for travel novel for this trip—and what a wonderful novel it is!

 
 
 
Place des Vosges
 

"The beautiful is just as useful as the useful. Perhaps more so."
- said by Monseigneur Bienvenu

 
 
 
 
Place des Vosges
 

"The beautiful is just as useful as the useful. Perhaps more so."
- said by Monseigneur Bienvenu

 
 
 
 
Place des Vosges
 

"The beautiful is just as useful as the useful. Perhaps more so."
- said by Monseigneur Bienvenu

 
 
 
Busker at Place des Vosges
 

This fellow was standing in one of the entries to the Place des Vosges singing his heart out, operatic music, and boy can he sing! There was a rapt crowd for his performance, he filled the arcade with his beautiful voice.

 
 
 
 
Busker at Place des Vosges
 

This fellow was standing in one of the entries to the Place des Vosges singing his heart out, operatic music, and boy can he sing! There was a rapt crowd for his performance, he filled the arcade with his beautiful voice.

 
 
 
 
Busker at Place des Vosges
 

This fellow was standing in one of the entries to the Place des Vosges singing his heart out, operatic music, and boy can he sing! There was a rapt crowd for his performance, he filled the arcade with his beautiful voice.

 
 
 
Place des Vosges
 

"As long as he had money he visited the poor. When he had none left he visited the rich."
- said of Monseigneur Bienvenu

 
 
 
 
Place des Vosges
 

"As long as he had money he visited the poor. When he had none left he visited the rich."
- said of Monseigneur Bienvenu

 
 
 
 
Place des Vosges
 

"As long as he had money he visited the poor. When he had none left he visited the rich."
- said of Monseigneur Bienvenu

 
 
 
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"Don't ask the name of anyone that asks you for shelter. It is especially the person whose name is a burden to him that has need of shelter."
- said by Monseigneur Bienvenu

 
 
 
 
Place des Vosges  +
 

"Don't ask the name of anyone that asks you for shelter. It is especially the person whose name is a burden to him that has need of shelter."
- said by Monseigneur Bienvenu

 
 
 
 
Place des Vosges  +
 

"Don't ask the name of anyone that asks you for shelter. It is especially the person whose name is a burden to him that has need of shelter."
- said by Monseigneur Bienvenu