Place Dauphine – Named for the Dauphin of France

Paris Square

PLACE DAUPHINE WAS ANOTHER OF HENRI IV’S PUBLIC SQUARE PROJECTS: Place Dauphine, near the western end of the Île de la Cité, was another of his civic projects. The “Good King Henry” built the public square in 1607 and named it for his son Louis XIII, the Dauphin of France, a title for the heir […]

Square du Vert-Galant – Named after an Amorous King

Square du Vert-Galant

SQUARE DU VERT-GALANT IS AN ECOLOGICAL GREEN SPACE IN THE HEART OF PARIS: At the western tip of the Île de la Cité, at the Pont Neuf end, is a little green space called Square du Vert-Galant. The square was named after Henry IV whose nickname was “Vert-Galant” (“Green Gallant”). The old king had a […]