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Square Jean XXIII

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1 Square Jean XXIII, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

A very pretty square and a good place to rest your tired feet during your busy day of sight seeing around the cathedral. A quiet place away from traffic.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A place you must visit. Never forget to have a walk along the ways through bushes. Trees flowers and people are together to wonder the world,.

Date of experience: February 2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had never approached Notra Dam from this direction but the gardens with their shady trees made welcome shade from the 38 degree heat. The Cathedral makes a stunning backdrop for phots. Further round against the Seine, competition gardens adorn the roadside. Then you come...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

As I was walking through Square Jean XXIII while waiting for my tour of the Towers of Notre Dame, I was approached by a woman with a petition. I told her I was not interested, but she would not leave. She shoved this petition in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank daniellhug
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This large garden is located along side and behind the Cathedral. When we were there in mid-March, the trees were bare and against the backdrop of the Cathedrale, it had a very gothic feel. There are numerous benches in which to sit and relax or...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Square Jean XXIII is actually the open area of Notre Dame at the river side and the backyard of Notre Dame. The back part of this cathedral is beautiful to see from this square. The monument of Pope John Paul II is on the side...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

So you climbed the tower, queued for the cathedral, now visit the park for a rest on one of the many benches. Also some different views of the cathedral

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Just behind the iconic Notre Dame is this Square/park. It is really an open area with benches and places to take in the grandeur of the back side of Notre Dame. Some days in the Spring it is not open but most often it is....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank finesilver
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to sit and relax with a view of Notre Dame. There are benches and green. No dogs allowed.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Missloxley
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We sat in the beautiful park taking in the spectacular view of the back of Notre Dame - which I think it's more picturesque then the front. There are numerous benches to relax on and nice gardens. Great people watching spot too.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Diane K
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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very
heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité,
sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of
Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the
site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held
before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic
Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the
Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island,
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