Square Georges Cain

Metro: St. Paul; Chemin Vert 
Arrondissement: 3eme, Rue Payenne
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Georges Cain (1856-1919) was a painter and a writer who devoted a part of his life to the Carnavalet Museum as its curator between 1897-1914.

The garden and Square were named in his honor and built in 1923, though, not open to the public until 1931.

It has been used and continues to be used as an archaeological depository and holds many articles, treasures from disappeared monuments of the past.


In the center of the Square is a bronze statue called, "Dawn". It was created by Laurent Magaier in the 17th century. Magaier was also one of the sculptors for the park of Versailles.

The Square Leopold Achille is just a few steps north from this Square. It was open to the public in 1913.

It has a children's playground and a central lawn which is often available for use.

Both of these squares are ideal resting places for before and after visiting the Carnavalet Museum and/or the nearby Picasso Museum. These two squares are between the two museums and just steps away from them both.

The Square Georges Cain and the Square Leopold Achille are open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in the winter and until 9:30 p.m. in the summer and they open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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