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Place des Vosges

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Henry IV commissioned the design of most beautiful square in Paris, originally known as Place Royale. The unfortunate king met his end at the guillotine in 1610 in the nearby Rue de la Ferronnerie, and the newly named Place des Vosges was not completed until two years later. Two royal houses stand on the square, each of which bears the name of its former owner. There's the Pavillon du Roi (King's Pavilion) and the Pavillon de la Reine (The Queen's Pavilion). You'll find lovely little shops and cafes in the arcades. You'll also find the Victor Hugo Museum, to the left of the Pavillon du Roi.
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