The Beautiful Place des Vosges & Victor Hugo Museum In-App Audio Tour

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1 km
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Duration 30m - 1h
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Discover the city's oldest & loveliest square guided by your own in-app audio tour
  • Visit the museum of Victor Hugo and plunge into the life of the great writer
  • Explore the numerous boutiques, galleries, and cafés along the square
  • Learn about the baroque style of architecture known thanks to Louis XIII
  • Imagine a medieval jousting tournament held in the square a long time ago
Take this in-app audio tour to explore the square which is considered to be the most beautiful in Paris. It is also the oldest, laid out in 1612 by King Henry IV. This was a project planned for wealthy aristocrats, who built 36 private mansions around the square. Built in the Renaissance-era Baroque style imported from Italy, with red brick and cream limestone, the buildings are all landmarked as historic monuments. They form a harmonious setting that makes this tour such a pleasant visit.These architectural landmarks are still inhabited to this day. With this in-app audio tour, you will learn about the rich history of the Place des Vosges and its marvelous mansions. Enjoy a stroll around the square to admire the historic buildings, stop for tea or coffee along the way in one of the cafés. You can even do a little shopping in the numerous boutiques and art galleries beneath the arcades. This self-guided audio tour also takes you to the home of Victor Hugo, the author of masterpieces such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Misérables. He lived here for 16 years and his home has been transformed into a lovely little museum, open to the public free of charge. This in-app audio tour provides you with the opportunity to visit the Place des Vosges, as well as the Victor Hugo Museum, at your own pace and learn more about these unique historic locations. Note! This tour is not affiliated with the Maison de Victor Hugo but is provided by an independent creator.

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed navigation for each stop with live GPS maps on your smartphone
  • Offline functionality, audio narration, photos, and written text explanations
  • Admission to Victor Hugo Museum is free
  • Recommendations for further activities in the neighborhood
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • Food & beverages
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

Place des Vosges
Place des Vosges, Place des Vosges
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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Meet the host, Ellen
On WeGoTrip since 2019
I am a friendly Franco-American tour guide with a passion for the history, art & architecture of Paris. As Victor Hugo wrote, "a breath of Paris preserves the soul". I share my passion with visitors from around the world through my guided...

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