Place Vendome is the centerpiece of a magnificent eight-sided square, first laid out in 1699 to show off an equestrian statue of Louis XIV. The statue was removed amid revolutionary fervor in 1792, and replaced in 1806 with the Colonne de la Grande Armée. This was modeled on Trajan's column in Rome, and decorated with Napoleon's military exploits. The present column is a replica, however, as the original was pulled down during the 1871 Paris Commune. This square represents the best of well-heeled Paris, and is home to an abundance of exclusive boutiques, jewelers, and fashion labels, including Cartier, Boucheron, Trussardi, van Cleef & Arpels, along with several banks, the French Ministry of Justice, and the Ritz Hotel. PutPlace Vendome into our Paris trip itinerary tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Place Vendome Reviews
Sofisticada e bela praça ladeada por hoteis, joalherias e lojas sofisticadas !!! Especialmente a noite as luzes do natal a tornam ainda mais bela !! Sophisticated and beautiful square flanked by... more »
The starting point of the Rue De La Paix. The column in the centre of the square was erected by Napoleon to commemorate the victory of the the Battle of Austerlitz. The square is surrounded by high.... more »
I read up on this monument as that was what I thought it was. The area was originally for houses but unfortunately bankers moved in and created opulent homes. Luckily the square has remained intact. Now there are bankers and jewellers among the buildings. As you can see the square was rather quite as it was early morning when we came to see it. Not many places to sit down and rest until you get to the park. Luckily we took our sunglasses as it was a gorgeous day in February 19.
Not the most popular yet very interesting place to be. Strongly recommend to reap up some history on the Place Vendome itself as well as the famous Ritz hotel.
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