Some might wonder what’s so special about this tiny square, but others are like me and love it without knowing why: Place Furstemberg, another charming hidden square in Paris. Although it’s in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the streets leading there are not among the busiest, and it’s very easy to miss if you don’t know it.
One of the smallest squares in Paris, its charm essentially comes, I guess, from architectural regularity, the majesty of its main tree (a paulownia), and its central five-lamps streetlight that give a theatrical atmosphere to the place early in the evening.
At a corner of the square, Eugène Delacroix, one of the most important French Romantic painters had his last residence and studio, while he worked on the decoration of the neighboring Saint-Sulpice church.
Now it is the small Delacroix museum, displaying some of his works and other painters of the same time. If you want to visit it, choose a sunny day, as you will be able to enjoy the small but charming garden next to the former Delacroix’s atelier.