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Place Vendome, Paris
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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. To visit Place Vendome on your holiday in Paris, and find out what else Paris has to offer, use our Paris trip generator.
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  • We arrived from the Opéra Garnier by the rue de la Paix. This time the Ritz hotel was renovated so we could see it well (in the previous trip was all capping machines and cranes) had also sculptures of the Spanish Manolo Valdés sponsored by the Vendome hotel, in homage to the woman. The exhibition lasted until that day we went (5/10). Decorating the plaza, in addition, the beautiful central column, bronze and bas-reliefs spiral, with a statue of Napoleon at the apex. There are luxurious in its around but they were already closed.
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  • Like the Roman emperors columns. napoleon erected his own in Place Vendome to show his Austerlitz battle. The square it is also a place with a lot of shops and mostly expensive stuff. 
  • This square is the parlor of Paris famous for housing the hotel Ritz, gravitate in and around shops luxurious, particularly jewellery of the highest level. The square is elegant, clean and tidy. In the Center stands the Bronze column with the statue of Napoleon's square closed. It is accessed from the place de la Concorde and you leave to go to Madelaine. Don't love her particularly for the luxury that oozes, but also passing a visit go done
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