Place Dauphine Paris is nestled in the west of the Ile de la Cité is a stone’s throw from Pont Neuf and the Hotel d’Aubusson.
Characteristic atmosphere of the Place Dauphine Paris
Located between the Palace of Justice and the Place du Pont Neuf, Place Dauphine Paris is both intriguing and charming. It formed a closed triangle surrounded by houses until 1874, when Viollet-le-Duc decided to open one of its sides to free the rear façade of the Palace of Justice. This “open” side is today partially closed by a line of trees.
With the Revolution, Place Dauphine became Place de Thionville from 1712 to 1814 before regaining its original name.
Of the 32 identical buildings which surrounded it only the two corner houses next to the opening looking onto the Pont Neuf remain. Place Dauphine has however managed to preserve its characteristic atmosphere imbued with peace and tranquillity. It is appreciated by those who come to savour the shade provided by the square’s horse-chestnut trees.
Hotel d’Aubusson Paris, a 4 star hotel in the heart of Saint-Germain des Prés