Paris Travel Planner   Square du Vert-Galant, Paris, France
This small, shady park at the western tip of the Île de la Cité is perfect for a rest or a picnic.




Crossing the Pont Neuf in Paris, look for the equestrian statue of Henri IV (map), nicknamed Le Vert-Galant ("go-getter") allegedly because of the many mistresses he pursued even in his old age.

  Statue of Henri IV, Pont Neuf, Paris, France
  Look for Henry on his horse...

From behind the statue, narrow stairs descend to the small but delightful Square du Vert-Galant, which you've probably already seen in photographs and paintings of Paris.

The park and the stone quai which surrounds the park are favorite places for Parisians, both temporary and life-long, to sit in the sun or shade, view the Seine, stroll with babies, or picnic.

Although there are no special facilities for children, the Square du Vert-Galant is still a favorite with them. Take your kids and they may well find some new Parisian playmates.

Square du Vert-Galant, Paris, France

Also here is the dock for the Vedettes du Pont-Neuf, some of the smaller—and therefore preferable—River Seine cruise boats. More...

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Square du Vert-Galant, Paris, France

Square du Vert-Galant,
reached by the Pont Neuf.

Square du Vert-Galant, Paris, France

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