Place des Victoires, Paris
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The Place des Victoires is a circular place in Paris, located a short distance northeast from the Palais Royal and straddling the border between the 1st and the 2nd arrondissements. The Place des Victoires is at the confluence of six streets: Rue de la Feuillade, Rue Vide Gousset, Rue d'Aboukir, Rue Étienne Marcel, Rue Croix des Petits Champs, and Rue Catinat.HistoryAt the center of the Place des Victoires is an equestrian monument in honor of King Louis XIV, celebrating the Treaties of Nijmegen concluded in 1678-79. A marshal of France, François de la Feuillade, vicomte d'Aubusson, on his own speculative initiative, demolished the old private mansions on the site. Feuillade's project was soon taken over by the Bâtiments du Roi, a department attached to the king's household, and the royal architect, Jules Hardouin Mansart, was entrusted with redesigning a grander complex of buildings, still in the form of a ring of private houses, to accommodate a majestic statue of the triumphant king.Mansart's conceptionMansart's design, of 1685, articulated the square's unified façades according to a formula utilised in some Parisian hôtels particuliers, (palatial private homes). Mansart chose colossal pilasters linking two floors, standing on a high arcaded base with rustication of the pilasters; the façades were capped with sloping slate "mansard roofs", punctuated by dormer windows. However, because the building work was incomplete at the time of the unveiling of the monument, the envisioned façades were painted on canvas. By 1692, the Place des Victoires was pierced by six streets, and the circular plan functioned as a flexible joint to harmonize their various axes.Plan your Place des Victoires visit and explore what else you can see and do in Paris using our Paris itinerary maker.
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La piazza, perfettamente circolare, risulta essere molto elegante, grazie soprattutto agli edifici che vi si affacciano; al centro è dominata da una statura equestre.The square, perfectly round, turns out to be very elegant, thanks mainly to the buildings that surround it; the Center is dominated by an equestrian stature.show original
Cette belle place circulaire est de facture classique. En son centre se trouve une statue équestre de Louis XIV qui date de 1822. Elle a remplacé une statue du général napoléonien Desaix, qui, elle-mê... read more »This beautiful circular place is classic. At its Center is an equestrian statue of Louis XIV, dating from 1822. It replaced a statue of the Napoleonic general Desaix, which itself was substituted is to another statue of the Sun King.show original
Promenade agréable dans un quartier paisible ou il fait bon flâner . Entre la place, la basilique et les diverses boutiques.Nice walk in a quiet or to stroll. Between square, the Basilica and the various shops.show original
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