The Place des Vosges is the oldest planned square in Paris. It is located in the Marais district, and it straddles the dividing-line between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris. The Place des Vosges, inaugurated in 1612 to celebrate the wedding of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria. Cardinal Richelieu had an equestrian bronze of Louis XIII erected in the center. The Place des Vosges is a perfect starting point to visit Le Marais and for shopping in rue des Francs Bourgeois.
At the Place des Vosges, you will find many shops, cafes and restaurants. And for the window shoppers, don't forget to take a look at the fine antique store, and the book and record shops.
The Place des Vosges is close to the metro station Saint-Paul on line 1. It can also be reached on foot from the Georges Pompidou Center (15 minutes), the Bastille opera (10 minutes) or the Notre-Dame cathedral (20 minutes), all of them very pleasant walks.