Place des Vosges

The Place des Vosges is the oldest square in Paris. It is located in le Marais, and is a part of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris.

Originally known as the Place Royale, the Place des Vosges was built by Henri IV from 1605 to 1612.

The Place des Vosges has two major houses. In the middle of the north side is the Queen Pavillon, dedicated to the former queen of France. On the south side is the King Pavillon, Le Pavillon du Roi.

These houses are not open for visitors. You can visit the home of Victor Hugo, the famous author of «Les Miserables.» It is now a city museum, open for the public.