Located close to Opera Bastille and Picasso Museum, Place des Vosges is the heart of trendy Le Marais district.
The industrious French King Henri IV commissioned its construction in 1605. The square and the houses bordering the square were completed in 1612 and remained intact.
Place des Vosges features a homogeneous brick and stone architecture unique in Paris. Its 127m x 140m square design, arcades and refreshing garden are remarkable.
Place des Vosges is a good starting point for a visit of Le Marais and for shopping in rue des Francs Bourgeois. Check the walk in Paris Marais.
Paris metro: Saint-Paul, line 1.