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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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  • The green monument or vendome is full of sceneries with shops around it. It gave a grand feel for the past Neapolian times which took place in the square. Some renovation is in front of it. It is hard...  more »
  • A large square with the Vendome column as centrepiece. Built by napolean to commemorate a battle. It was torn down and erected again. Weird that it allows traffic so you can't get too close to the col...  more »
  • This textbook grand square exudes 5 star in its architecture, its stores and hotels, with mansard roofs throughout. What used to be mostly couture is now mostly watch and jewelry boutiques. The Ritz h...  more »
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  • Nice big square with luxury hotels and shops like the Ritz and Rolex
  • Nice place, big open space near the central pole
  • The Vendome Column, built 1803, carried the statue of Napoleon on its apex and praised 'Napoleon the Great' at the base. However, it was pulled down in 1870 during the Communard uprising.
  • It is just very beautiful and makes you feel you went back in time!! I have no idea why this place is not famous!!!
  • Nice place