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Place Dauphine

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Updated 02/19/2014

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The Surrealists called Place Dauphine "le sexe de Paris" because of its suggestive V shape; however, its origins were much more proper. The pretty square on the western side of the Pont Neuf was built by Henry IV, who named it as a homage to his son the crown prince (or dauphin) who became Louis XIII when Henry was assassinated. In warmer weather, treat yourself to a romantic meal on a restaurant terrace here—the square is one of the best places in Paris to dine en

plein air.

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Paris, 75001, France

Updated 02/19/2014


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Sep 1, 2014

Dauphine Square

There are only two buildings that remain of the district created by Henri IV in 1607, both located towards the Pont Neuf. Other original buildings were demolished or enhanced from the 18th century onward. The site is now home to numerous art galleries and cafés, and has retained its peaceful calm of long ago.

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Dec 4, 2005

Time travel in the heart of Paris

Extensively romantic, you feel timeless here.

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