Le Marais, a fashion and art gallery playground, is also home to a historic square where Parisians love to randomly meet. The Square du Temple, its name, was designed in 1865 by Alphand. It has this particular British style, with the alleys snaking around the grass and the flower massifs. It has an artificial cascade, in which the stones come from the forest of Fontainebleau, where it’s nice to freshen up during the hot days. This garden was home from 1792 to 1808 to the famous “Prison du Temple”, where Louis XVI and his dauphin son Louis XVII where imprisoned. The vestiges were destroyed, leaving place to the square just as it is today.
Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9: 30 p.m.
Square du Temple
Rue du Temple
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