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Colonne Vendome, Paris

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  • started by Napoleon after Austerlitz this column and the statues adorning the top has had an interesting history. Now the column is in a plaza more known for its jewellers than its military...  more »
  • This is not a review per se, just a few points some may find interesting. It appears no ones neck is ever really safe in France, a fact that applies to statues as well.. The first statue to grace...  more »
  • The original bronze column was built by order of Napoleon in 1810 to celebrate the French victory at the Battle of Austerlitz where Napoleon defeated the Russian and Austrian Armies. It was modelled.....  more »
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  • Colonne Vendôme (Victory Column) is one of many monuments scattered throughout the city of Paris. This is a 44 metres bronze column erected at Place Vendôme in Paris in 1810 Designed in the manner of Trajan's Column in Rome, the monument showcases a 280 metre long spiral frieze of bas-reliefs detailing the Battle of Austerlitz and is topped with a statue of Napoleon. Interestingly, the column was cast in the bronze from over 1200 guns and cannons seized from the Austrian and Russian armies. Have a look at Colonne Vendôme if you plan to pass through this area of Paris before continuing onward with other intended sightseeing.
  • One of the most important symbols of Paris. In the center of place Vendome, this column consists of a stone core wrapped in a 160m-long bronze spiral made from hunreds of Austrian and Russian cannons captured by Napoleon at the battle of Austerlitz in 1805. The statue on top depicts Napoleon in classic Roman dress as Caesar, victories of napoleon. There is a smaller version of the statue model at the Building of Patriotic War museum on Red Square, Moscow. The museum is dedicated to war with Napoleon in 1812.
  • Place Vendome is a square in 1sth arrondissement of Paris.The original Vendome column at the centre of the square was erected by Napoleon 1to commemorate the battle of Austerlitz and modelled after Trajan's Column in Rome.An inner staircase leading to the top is no longer open to the public.
  • Very nice square specially in Christmas time. Surrounded by luxury shops. Napelon statue is also in the square.
  • Very interesting place to walk around to see high end fancy stores. Especially interesting during the holidays.

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