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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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  • It's the area where all the luxury jewelry shops and high end watch makers have their shops . It's nice to walk thru if you are in the area of the oprea. Very frenchy place and I like to look at the w...  more »
  • La Place Vendome, fixed stage of my every visit to Paris, during the years he maintained a pristine charm, understated, mysterious, timeless. Is the symbol of the city of Paris. The column in the center dedicated to the battle of Austerlitz and built in 1810, is said to be made up from the merger of 1200 cannons Austrians. Today, represents a great symbol of peace. Between the Opera House and the Rue de Rivoli Paris is the favorite of my walks that lead away until Place de Vosges in the Marais district.
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  • A very watchable place that seems to accommodate almost only hotels. And for a place in Paris with very moderate traffic.
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