Paris is one of those destinations where beauty lies in every monument, in every street, in every square. This means that you don’t need to wait to be in front of the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral or the Arch of Triumph to revel in its greatness. The French capital is beautiful every step of the way, and it is therefore no surprise that all visitors end up falling in love with it and wish to come back.
With our Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation trains, we take you to Paris at high speed from several locations in Spain, so you can see for yourself why it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
If you love discovering hidden treasures, we encourage you to stroll along the 5 most amazing squares in Paris. Did you know them all?
Place du marché Ste Catherine
Located in the 4th district, very close to the Saint-Paul subway station, this square was home to a bustling market during the rule of Louis XV. Nowadays, it is one of the most pleasant corners of Paris to sit at one of its terraces, sheltered under the mulberry trees. It is also a very popular square among young people, who arrive en-masse to have an afternoon drink.
Place des Vosges
Enjoy the calm and tranquility in the heart of Paris
A few steps away from the previous one, you can find Place des Vosges, which dates back to the 17th century. This square was inaugurated with the marriage between Louis XIII and Anne of Habsburg. Usually called the Place Royal, for many it is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. It is surrounded by elegant buildings, which include the home of Victor Hugo. A green garden and a fountain at the center ensure a moment of peace.
Admire one of the neoclassic architectural gems of the Parisian city
To stumble upon this place, you just need to take a short walk from the charming Tuileries Garden. Place Vendôme is actually one of the most sophisticated squares in France. It exhibits a magnificent display of neoclassic architecture, in addition to a 44-meter (144’) tall column at the centre of the place, which is modeled after Rome’s Trajan’s Column. Its surroundings include some of the most luxurious hotels in the city.
Visit the many shops that surround the square under the watchful eye of its spectacular church
This coquettish place is located in the elegant 4th district, halfway between the Gardens of Luxembourg and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Abbey. Place Saint-Sulpice is named after its namesake church, amid bohemian surroundings that include artisan stores, bookstores and beautiful restaurants. It is no coincidence that, every year, the Marché de la Poésie – an iconic poetry festival – is held here.
Place du Tertre
Let yourself be carried away by the Paris that became famous for being the city of artists
Close to the Sacred Heart Basilica, you can find Place du Tertre; without a doubt, one of the most picturesque square. Deep in the Montmartre district, it is a cradle of painters and artists, who not only give colour to their canvases, but also to this place. If you want to dive into its magic without fighting the crowds, the morning is the best time of the day.
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