A hidden treasure…
The locals call it the Rose Square, but its real name is Square Saint-Gilles-Grand-Veneur from the name of the adjoining townhouse: Hôtel du Grand-Veneur, built in the 17th century by the General Captain of the King’s Hunt, who was in charge of organising hunts at the king’s court.
If you are strolling through this area, do stop by! There are two entrances to the square, one on rue du Grand-Veneur, the other on rue Villehardouin. Don’t hesitate to cross the threshold.
It is a small garden (the smallest in the 3rd arrondissement), square in shape à la française, with 4 little central lawns, a few benches, and a whole lot of roses! The entire garden is lined with climbing roses. A tiny haven of peace, far from the hustle and bustle, the rose square is mostly enjoyed by local families and children. It is the perfect place to relax or have a picnic in the summer.
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