Place Dauphine Overview

The Place Dauphine is one of the prettiest public squares in Paris that is perfect for a petite pause after a long day of sightseeing. It is a serene place that is dotted with innumerable tiny cafes and restaurants, where visitors can relish a small bite with a cup of tea or coffee. You will indeed find ultimate pleasure sitting on one of the outdoor tables for a restorative glass of wine or a bit of lunch.

Located inside a triangle of beautiful townhouses on the edge of the Île de la Cité, Place Dauphine is a gorgeous public square in one of the most prestigious locations in Paris. Created by King Henri IV in 1609 as a royal garden, this tiny plaza is situated between Pont Neuf and the Palais de Justice. It is a charming outdoor place that is rich with history and overloaded with ambiance away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. In this public square, you can indulge in your favorite pastime, like grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine at the restaurant or learn how to play pétanque. You can even enjoy the charming atmosphere in this serene little corner of Paris.

This gem in the City of Love is lined with typical Parisian buildings, cafes, art galleries, and cobblestone streets. The tranquil atmosphere of the place is a great contribution of the thick walls of the buildings surrounding the place on the three sides. Each of the cafes and restaurants lining the public square offers fine wines, gourmet coffees, and several authentic Parisian fares. Therefore, Place Dauphine is not large, but its unique size and being away from the city setting adds to the charm of the place. Discover this beautiful spot with our Europe packages and explore the authentic charm and peaceful atmosphere of Paris.

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• Give yourself relaxation after the long hours of sightseeing and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere and ambiance of Place Dauphine. 
• Experience the combination of beauty and romance of Paris in one of the gorgeous historic public squares.
• Take a walk along the cobblestone streets and admire the beauty of the quintessential Parisian buildings, cafes, and art galleries.
• Give your eyes a retreat with the cozy outdoor space rich with history and overflowing with ambiance away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
• Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere from the thick walls of the surrounding buildings in Place Dauphine.
• Savor the taste of gourmet coffees, fine wines, and multiple authentic Parisian fares in any one of the cafes and restaurants lining the streets of Place Dauphine.
• Compare the spectacular architecture and Place Dauphine to the other grand public squares in Paris.
• Sit in a cozy outdoor setting in any of the restaurants at Place Dauphine and spot the nearby attractions of Paris. Book Now: Ile De La Cite TicketsAlso Checkout : Places To Visit In Paris At Night

How To Reach

By Metro- You can take any of the metro lines 4 or 7 to Île de la Cité or Pont Neuf to reach Place Dauphine. After reaching there, you can walk a few minutes to reach your final destination.

By Bus- Buses RATP are also available after every 20 minutes from Luxembourg Palace to Place Dauphine.

By Train- Trains are the easiest way to reach Place Dauphine from the Paris airport. You will find trains departing to Place Dauphine at an interval of every five minutes. 

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Best Time To Visit

Although Place Dauphine remains open throughout the year, the best time to visit the attraction is during the weekends and in the evening time. It is during this time that the locals come together for a challenging game of pétanque and an aperitif in any of the restaurants in Place Dauphine.

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Other Essential Information

  • Spend some of the happening time of your lives in the pretty little cafes that serve delicious gourmet coffees in Place Dauphine.
  • Enjoy a glass of fine wine sip by sip in the delightful restaurants lining the streets of Place Dauphine.
  • Visit the attraction in the evening when the public square has become lively with tourists and young children having fun with their families.
  • Take a walk to the Pont Neuf and Île de la Cité which forms the other two points of the triangular public squares.
  • Watch over the serene flowing waters of the Seine River on your way to Place Dauphine.
  • Relish the challenging game of pétanque, which is highly popular among locals in Place Dauphine.
  • Relax in the outside setting of the restaurants and soak up the rich lifestyle of Paris.
  • Indulge in the tranquility of Place Dauphine away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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Point of Interest for Place Dauphine
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Enjoy Sightseeing

With its tranquil setting and hidden away charm, Place Dauphine offers great sightseeing opportunities. If you are traveling from Pont Neuf and take Rue Henri Robert straight into the Place Dauphine, you can grab a chance to witness the beautiful architecture of the Île de la Cité and Notre Dame Cathedral. You can also catch a glimpse of the gorgeous Seine river and the city from Place Dauphine.

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Explore Cafes and Restaurants

Place Dauphine is lined with plenty of cafes and restaurants on all sides. You can explore each of these cafes and restaurants and enjoy your favorite cup of coffee or glass of wine while sitting in the outdoor setting. You can also savor the taste of a delightful meal after a long day of sightseeing in the streets of Paris. Soaking up the Paris lifestyle while sitting in restaurants or cafes is another great thing to do on your visit to Place Dauphine.

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Place Dauphine FAQs

What Place Dauphine is famous for?

Place Dauphine is famous for its prettiest public square location and the relaxing atmosphere that it offers after a long day of sightseeing. It is also known to be the second initiative for public squares by King Henri IV, after the Place des Vosges. People are attracted to this place for its tiny outside seating in cafes and restaurants, where they can enjoy quality time with themselves along with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Along with the Notre Dame Cathedral and Pont Neuf, the Place Dauphine forms the shape of a triangle, which is another reason for the attraction to be renowned in the entire city of Paris.

Who built the Place Dauphine?

Place Dauphine was one of the commissioned works of King Henri IV in 1609, consisting of several semi detached units having living quarters above and shops below. It was developed over the gardens of Ile aux Juifs and Ile du Passeur, and it has successfully retained the triangular shape of the island tip. 

What are the nearest attractions to Place Dauphine?

The nearest attractions to Place Dauphine are Notre Dame Cathedral, the Palais de Justice, La Sainte Chapelle, and the Conciergerie. Apart from these, you will also find Pont Neuf, Île de la Cité, and Musée de la Monnaie de Paris near the Place Dauphine.

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