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Place Dauphine

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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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  • Address: Ile de la Cité, Paris, 75001 | Map It
  • Metro Cité.
  • Location: The Islands
Updated: 02-19-2014

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