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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. Put Place Vendome into our Paris trip itinerary tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Place Vendôme is the most beautiful square in the world! The most classy and luxury classic hotels are there as Ritz, hotel Vendôme! Most classy shops are there too!!  more »
  • French architecture built around buildings and a majestic monument in the middle of the luxury consumption of expensive jewelry and watch brand boutiques, one of Paris ' most important square.
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  • In its center the Vendôme column erected by Napoleon, also known as Austerlitz column, the victory column and then Grand Army in tribute to the victory of the battle of Austerlitz. Above the statue of Napoleon as a Roman Emperor. By Jules Hardouin Mansart room is surrounded by particular hotels that today ' ui are home to the Jewelers the most famous as well as the watchmakers. There at no. 15 the hotel Gramont (the Ritz) and his neighbor he's ' Bourvallais hotel (Department of justice). Unless you are very rich, it is difficult to do his shopping place Vendôme!
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  • Historical place with all famous historical Jewelers of France. Not much to see but still a place with history so worth going g if you are in the area. Also it's not too far from Lafayette galleria which is another huge shopping mall. On the way there are other Jewelers which might be of interest for those interested in jewelry.
  • Don't go for jewellery! Went for the indoor antiques market / hall. But there was nothing left. The whole place was empty but for two shops deep in the recesses of the creepy shopping centre. Nice buildings but otherwise avoid
  • A very nice square in a posh area. Most stores around r selling hi-end watches :)
  • It is a relatively, silent square, especially, at evening time in the very center of Paris. It was surprisingly silent, during Christmas time. The high column in the center of the square and the surrounding not too high buildings, which mark it's shape and give the expression of the Colon's magnitude , make the beauty of it. I like less the theme m: the gloryfication of Napoleon, imitating Trayan's Colon in Rome.
  • If you feel like you have too much money and don't know where to spend it, then this place is for you

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