HD photos of Place Dauphine square in Paris France - Page 1
One of the more unusual historical tourist attractions we visited and took pictures of was Place Dauphine on the Ile de la Cite Island, which is a small square in Paris that is in the shape of a triangle, and this a great place to just relax and rest the feet in the shade, or stop for a coffee at one of cafes or restaurants, but still be in the heart of Paris, as you can see from these photos.
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Photo of Place Dauphine next to the Pont Neuf bridge
As we were on standing on the bank of the River Seine, this is a photo we took of the Pont Neuf bridge that goes to the Ile de la Cite island, and the two beautiful identical buildings or pavilions as they are known, are the start and entrance to the Place Dauphine, which is a square that was laid out during the reign of King Henri IV and named after the future King Louis XIII.
Picture of the entrance to Place Dauphine between the two identical buildings
This is a photo of the Place Dauphine entrance that we took, which shows the two identical buildings that were constructed at the same time as the square, and even though there were thirty-two uniformed houses built, all the rest have been altered considerably, and these two in the image are the only originals remaining as you will discover if you walk into the square via the passage in between these.
Photo of passageway leading to Place Dauphine Square
We took this photo as we were walking down the entrance passageway to the Place Dauphine, which is the triangle shaped square that you can make out the point of, with the trees inside in a uniformed pattern, and although this is a historical square located on the Ile de la Cite island, it is actually not very well known compared to many other tourist attractions, especially when you consider how close it is to the oldest bridge in Paris.
Photograph showing the cobbled street and restaurants at Place Dauphine
The Place Dauphine has a full official name of the Square de la Place Dauphine and was originally started upon the orders of King Henri IV after the Pont Neuf bridge had been completed, and this is a photo we took showing one part of this unusually shaped square in Paris with a couple of its popular cafes and the cobbled street.
Picture showing the central area that is the triangular square of Place Dauphine
As you have gone across the Pont Neuf bridge to the centre on the Ile de la Cite island, if you turn down between two virtually identical buildings you will end up with a view of the Square de la Place Dauphine, just like you can see in this photo we took of the unusual triangular square with its chestnut trees that was named after the son of King Henri IV, who later became King Louis XIII.
Picture of chestnut trees in Square de la Place Dauphine
Back in the 17th century, when gardens and squares were being laid out in France, the popular choice at that time for trees were chestnut trees, and this is exactly what were planted in the Square de la Place Dauphine, as you can see from this photo, with one person having a breather in the shade from one of these.
View of the buildings around Place Dauphine
Although the buildings surrounding the Square de la Place Dauphine were all designed to be uniformed in their height, appearance and facades, as you can tell from this photo of the Place Dauphine that we took, many of these have been altered quite substantially, which we feel actually adds more character to the square than what it may have looked like all those centuries ago.
Photo of cafe in Place Dauphine
The Square de la Place Dauphine has become a very popular place to enjoy a coffee or lunch, especially al fresco dining, as you can no doubt tell from this image we took, and there are always different daily specials written on the boards outside, whether it be for a typical continental breakfast or a lunch time snack, and some cafes like this one have a seating area in the shade away from the hot summers sun.
Picture of restaurant in Place Dauphine
This is a photo we took while standing in the Place Dauphine looking towards one of the many restaurant cafes with their terraces that overlook this historical square, and if you were to walk up the road in the direction of the blue sign and beyond, then it would take you out to the equestrian statue of King Henri IV and the middle of the Pont Neuf bridge that goes over the River Seine connecting the Ile de la Cite.
Photo of Hotel Henri IV in Place Dauphine
In this photo you can see some of the original cobbled street that goes around the Place Dauphine, and if you look carefully at this image you may be able to spot the eagle statue on the Palais de Justice or the sign for the Hotel Henri IV, which has also been named after King Henri IV, who instigated the construction of the square in the first place.
Picture of the Bruschet Cafe at Place Dauphine
Accessible to wheelchair users and with several park benches, the Place Dauphine is a lovely square in Paris to relax, or even play a game of French boules, however, there are also numerous cafes that overlook this little known area on the Ile de la Cite island, just like the Bruschet Caffe that you can see in this image, not forgetting that the Palais de Justice is also on one side.
Photo of Le Caveau du Palais restaurant
Le Caveau du Palais is a cafe and restaurant in Paris that is also located in this historical setting overlooking the Place Dauphine, which is actually a triangular style square laid out in the 17th century, and is a popular place for both tourists, lawyers and prosecutors that meet up from the Palais de Justice, which is another building that also looks onto the Place Dauphine square.
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