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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.
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  • Place des Victoires used to be one of our shopping highlights but now most hig end shops have been replaced by cheaper versions. 
  • Beautiful set of classic French, typical of louis-quatorzien urbanism architecture. Not to be missed. In the corner, also the Bank of France and the former National Library (building under repair). And in addition, close, especially on the Mall, many of upholstery shops Street; also the beautiful "galleries" (such as the Galerie Vivienne) and plenty of places for lunch.
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  • This place is part of the 5 Royal places of Paris. It is located on the boundary between the 1 St and 2 nd district. 5 streets lead on this site dating back to 1686, under the guidance of the architect of the King Jules Hardouin Mansard. It is circular in shape with sumptuous classical style buildings that surround it. Originally she had a bronze statue, at the foot of Louis XIV, representing allegories victories on the alliances of the North. During the following periods she is undergoing changes. Under the III th empire with major works, Etienne Marcel Street is pierced and changes the perspective of the place. On the other hand the current statue of Louis XIV on horseback dated 1822. As it was practiced for the Royal places, buildings that surround it are all individuals Hotels, built with a few exceptions, according to the same style and with an architecture that is imposed by the architect of the King. It is interesting to observe the many decorations of facades and structures of classical style, with full arcades on the ground floor, the large windows, the dogs sitting and attics, etc. In 1 room, we find hotel Charlemagne, which is necessary because isolated between two streets. The streets leading to the square, impose an asymmetry which was not originally, notably with the creation of the street Etienne Marcel under Haussmann. It is accessible by several metro stations, pretty remote with: North station "Trail" line # 3 and taking the street of the Nile. To the East one finds the "Etienne Marcel" line no. 4 station going up the street of the same name. South at the station "Louvre Museum, Palais Royal" lines No. 1 and 7 and by taking the street Saint Honoré eastward and then Street of the cross of the small fields on the left.
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  • Amazing fashion store. ****