PLACE DES VOSGES

Place des Vosges was built under King Henri IV from 1605 to 1612, and now it is a pleasant square with shops, art galleries and restaurants.

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PICASSO MUSEUM

This museum dedicated to Picasso’s life and work is housed in a magnificent mansion at 5 Rue de Thorigny. It is closed for renovation until late spring 2014.

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CARNAVALET MUSEUM

This extraordinary museum at 23 Rue de Sévigné is housed in two elegant mansions and traces the history of Paris from the Gallic tribe of the Parisii to the present day.

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VICTOR HUGO’S HOUSE

At number 6, Place des Vosges is the house where Victor Hugo lived from 1832 until 1848, and where he wrote several major works. It has been restored to reflect the writer’s life there as closely as possible.

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PLACE DE LA REPUBLIQUE

This vast square has at its heart a gigantic statue of Marianne, the emblem of the French republic, with statues representing liberty, fraternity and equality at her feet.

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MÉMORIAL DE LA SHOAH/HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL

At the entrance on Rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier there are two walls built from Jerusalem stone. The Wall of Names lists Jews and non-Jews deported to their deaths during the Nazi period. The Wall of the Just remembers those who helped Jews to escape.

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