Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Place Dauphine


We have King Henri IV to thank for this pretty little place, constructed in 1607.  Located just off the Pont Neuf on Île de la Cité, it is a quiet little spot which I have found almost empty whenever I've walked passed.

rue Robert  Henri
75001 Paris

14 comments:

Vreni said...

I love this square (in summer you can find there people playing pétanque) and the light in this photo.

Starman said...

I prefer the Square du Vert Galant. We attended a picnic there one chilly summer day.

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent composition and I'm also delighted by your header! :)
Léia

Dianne said...

A beautiful big vibrant city ..... Peppered with these wonderful little hidden gems.

"All Things French"

M said...

Lovely framing!

Angele Style said...

Why oh why did America turn out so sterile compared to Europe? The elegance of the structures got lost in translation in the 1900's and now we are left with the Trump Towers. If only I could live in the beauty of Paris.

Murissa Shalapata said...

Sounds like a great spot to get away from the tourist crowds.

I'm offering another giveaway.
I'd love for you to enter and let me know of more hidden gems.

Murissa

c'est Jeff ici said...

Virginia,

It's a lovely picture to look at on this cold snowy day in Paris. I was hoping for an early spring but this picture may be as close as I get. It's a lovely square and you can always find some peace and quiet there. If you are there on a Monday morning and the weather is nice you will find an excellent artist (Didier Espagnol) painting on Pont Neuf. He is there every Monday when the weather permits.

Virginia said...

Jeff,
I know Didier! I have talked with him several times at Place des Vosges. I have a few of his prints as well. He's a persuasive!!
V

Jeanie said...

This is lovely -- yet another spot close to my Parisian stomping grounds I had never discovered!

Jack said...

I buy a lottery ticket when the prizes get astronomical, and then I daydream about getting a flat in Paris with some of the winnings. I have always thought I would want my flat to be on the Left Bank, but maybe a top floor flat here would be nice . . .

Mary said...

Oooo! It looks magnificent. :)

sukicart said...

Have enjoyed many meals at La Rose de France on Place Dauphine.

Alexa said...

Back in the day, I had friends who lived here, and I can see their building in your photo. Yes, I'm still envious. :~}