The oldest park in Paris, Place des Vosges!

Place des VosgesIt’s the oldest park in Paris and very popular among the younger generation. Place des Vosges is located in the middle of Le Marais. It’s a fantastic place to meet each other and enjoy a hot summer day. Romantic with your lover around the fountain or in the middle of the grass with your friends. Although the park doesn’t look very big, there is place enough for everyone!

The square is surrounded by 39 identical-looking houses. There are two houses that are different from the rest. A fun challenge for you is to find the two different houses. If you have been there, let me know if you find them ;)

Place des Vosges wasn’t always a peaceful park. Paris has a great history and also here… something happened. It was in the year of 1559 and there was a big tournament organized. Henry II (King of France from 1547 till his dead) defeated all his opponents. His arrogance became too big and he challenged the captain of his guard. A big mistake. Henry II got hit in his eye by the lance of Montgomery (his opponent). Prisoners were caught immediately and beheaded, to experiment with their heads and eyes. Hoping to save the life of Henry II. But in vain, his life was beyond saving. Queen Catharina de Medici, decided to break off the palace where Henry II died, and build a square with the aim of a horse market. The square was named Royal and fighting… that was strictly forbidden!

Nowadays the square has the name”” Place des Vosges’’. The government has named it after the department that would pay his tax would to the revolutionary government.

Don’t you think it’s so Impressive that almost everything in Paris has a story behind it. I can’t wait to discover more details of Paris.

Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥

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