The Old Place des Vosges



The Place des Vosges is considered to be the oldest planned square in Paris. This is a mixed photo and video tour from 2012. Video Source: YouTube

History Points of Interest

"Originally known as the Place Royale, the Place des Vosges was built by Henri IV from 1605 to 1612. A true square (140 m × 140 m), it embodied the first European program of royal city planning. It was built on the site of the Hôtel des Tournelles and its gardens: at a tournament at the Tournelles, a royal residence, Henri II was wounded and died. Catherine de Medicis had the Gothic complex demolished, and she removed to the Louvre Palace." Source: Wikipedia

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