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OCTOBER 2006
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Paris Parks - National Geographic Magazine Gallery Photo

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Romance in the Air
Photograph by Amy Toensing

A leafy haven beckons to lovers out for a stroll. The Square du Vert-Galant, perched on the western tip of Île de la Cité in the Seine, was named for the dashing 16th-century king of France, Henri IV, known as the lusty gallant. Today the garden is a popular spot for marriage proposals.

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