Place des Vosges

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I’m a city type of girl. I like busy. Hustling. Being surrounded by people who are far too important to walk at a reasonable pace and instead, race around the city as if their life depends on it. It just makes me happy and I would comfortably take a city life over the country most days of the week.

Despite this though, one of my favourite memories of Paris was stumbling across the hidden courtyards, gardens and squares within the city.  Popping up behind beautiful ornate doors that were left ajar, or hidden at the end of streets that appeared to lead nowhere, they were everywhere just waiting to be discovered. During my wandering around the Marais district one afternoon I fell upon Place des Vosges which is a busy green square amongst previously said city hustle. Quite clearly incredibly adorable, it was the oldest planned square in Paris and is surrounded by red brick houses that face inwards towards the square. I took my time sitting and getting a good “green” fix before hitting the streets again to be ignored and pushed by strangers… ahh the urban bliss, how can you not love it!

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  1. February 5, 2015 / 7:10 am

    Really beautiful photo. I would love to be longing on that lawn right now with a book and picnic.

    Rae | love from berlin

  2. February 5, 2015 / 10:22 am

    I never stumbled across this place when visiting Paris! It looks nice, although I've never been in Paris in nice enough weather to laze on grass.

  3. February 5, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    There is the most lovely café on Place des Vosges called Café Hugo – if you go again, then do go and try their onion soup and watch the world go by 🙂

    Rosi exx

  4. February 5, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    Does it have the red and white table cloths out the front?? If so I took a few photos of that! If I wasn't so scared of trying to order things in French I may have just sat down haha

  5. February 5, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    Especially when you find them on accident. Makes it all the more special!

  6. February 5, 2015 / 10:46 pm

    Each to their own…. nothing wrong with a bit of space and clear air 🙂

  7. February 5, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    On my previous trips, neither had I. Always raining and windy. Glad I found this square with the sun out so I could see everyone laying about. Hope you've settled back into home life now 🙂

  8. February 5, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    Thanks Rae… gosh I could easily pack up work, jump on a plane, and lay the weekend away here too. At least you're slightly closer than I am

  9. February 5, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    Sunny weekend with friends here…. sounds pretty perfect to me 😉

  10. February 6, 2015 / 9:36 am

    Beautiful pictures! They make me want to go back to Paris so bad! 🙂 x

  11. February 6, 2015 / 10:25 am

    Oh my gosh these photos are absolutely beautiful! I love the slight feeling of remoteness this place has–I agree that, as a city girl myself as well–stumbling upon little sanctuaries like this are always so refreshing and special!

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad

  12. February 7, 2015 / 3:53 pm

    Beautiful pictures!! Paris is full of so many gems. Sigh…..I've been fortunate to visit Paris a number of times, but the visits were never long enough! Have a great weekend 🙂

  13. February 7, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    oh lordy I miss paris so much…and also I really wish it was spring

  14. February 9, 2015 / 1:40 am

    At least you are super close that you can … takes me 24 hrs to get there

  15. February 9, 2015 / 1:42 am

    I found it on the most perfect day when the sun was shining!!! It was definitely a great day

  16. February 9, 2015 / 1:42 am

    Holidays are never long enough! Especially in the places you enjoy the most! Hope your weekend was wonderful 🙂

  17. February 9, 2015 / 1:43 am

    I don't think there is a better time to visit!

  18. February 10, 2015 / 11:39 am

    Oh just go….. it's beautiful, but it can be a tough city! But beautiful, always 🙂

  19. February 10, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    Place des Vosges is my happy place.

  20. February 15, 2015 / 9:22 am

    Very beautiful. I'm going to Paris at the end of the month, I hope I'll come across places like this as well. <3

  21. February 16, 2015 / 11:14 am

    How lucky are you..!!! You should definitely go and have a peak, it's in a lovely area and you'll find plenty of other distractions as you walk around. Also the Palais Royal just reopened after renovations so please go and check it out for me.

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