Place des vosges
What is Place des Vosges in Paris?
Place des Vosges. The Place des Vosges ( French pronunciation: [plas de voʒ] ), originally Place Royale, is the oldest planned square in Paris, France . It is located in the Marais district, and it straddles the dividing-line between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris. It was a fashionable and expensive square to live in during...
What happened to Place de Vosages?
The likes of Victor Hugo occupied a corner apartment at Place de Vosages between 1832-1848. That property was converted into a museum dedicated to the French poet and novelist. Today, you will find a few eateries and quite a few art galleries lining the arcade that lines the square.
What are the Central Vosges?
In addition, the term Central Vosges is used to designate the various lines of summits, especially those above 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in elevation. The French department of Vosges is named after the range.
What is the elevation of the Vosges?
The Lower Vosges or Low Vosges (48 km, 30 mi), commonly known as North Vosges, a sandstone plateau ranging from 300 metres (1,000 ft) to 560 metres (1,850 ft) high, between the Col de Saverne and the source of the Lauter.
What does Central Vosges mean in geography?
Geography. In addition, the term Central Vosges is used to designate the various lines of summits, especially those above 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in elevation. The French department of Vosges is named after the range.
What are the Vosges like in France?
While the west part of the Vosges is flat sedimentary land (well suited for mineral waters), the east is dominated by the Vosges Mountain range (including the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Reserve) of which the Grand Ballon at 1424m is the highest peak.
What does Vosges stand for?
Vosges (French pronunciation: [voʒ] (listen)) is an eastern department of France named after the Vosges mountain range. It consists of 17 cantons and 507 communes, of which 234 are rural, including the commune of Domrémy-la-Pucelle, where Joan of Arc was born.
What are the Vosges Mountains called?
The gentle rounded Vosges mountains are divided into the High Vosges (where the rounded summits are called ballons, or balloons), the Middle Vosges and the Low Vosges. The mountains lie in the east of France, near the border with Germany in Lorraine.