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Colonne Vendome
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4.5/5
168 Reviews
Square
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Place Vendome, 75001 Paris, France
Phone: +33-2-62864621

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Place Vendôme is a square in the first arrondissement of Paris, France. It is located to the north of the Tuileries Gardens and east of Églisede la Madeleine. This is the starting point of rue de la Paix. The regular buildings of Jules Hardouin-Mansart and the three-point decorative screens slanted at four corners give the Vendôme an octagonal appearance. Napoleon I erected the Vendome Column in the center of the square to commemorate the Battle of Austerlitz, which is still the main feature of the square today.

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  • Dimitris L
    Dimitris L
    Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal
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    Impressive column.

    The 44-metre tall column at Place Vendome was installed in 1810. It was placed there to honour those soldiers who took part in the battle of Austerlitz. The inspiration for the column was a similar on...

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  • nickd18
    nickd18
    Calgary, Canada
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    Napoleon's victory column

    started by Napoleon after Austerlitz this column and the statues adorning the top has had an interesting history. Now the column is in a plaza more known for its jewellers than its military connectio...

    Reviewed on /Date(1588072892000+0800)/
  • 60secondparis
    60secondparis
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    Statues at Column Place Vendome

    This is not a review per se, just a few points some may find interesting. It appears no ones neck is ever really safe in France, a fact that applies to statues as well.. The first statue to grace t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583119296000+0800)/
  • westy54
    westy54
    Sydney
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    This bronze column and statue atop of it located in the middle of the Place Vendome has had a chequered history.

    The original bronze column was built by order of Napoleon in 1810 to celebrate the French victory at the Battle of Austerlitz where Napoleon defeated the Russian and Austrian Armies. It was modelled a...

    Reviewed on /Date(1565535894000+0800)/
  • TheShis
    TheShis
    Tel Aviv
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    A beautiful column.

    This beautiful column, located in the middle of the square, is - believe it or not - over 200 years old. The artwork on the column itself is well worth a closer look while in the square (just watch o...

    Reviewed on /Date(1559297317000+0800)/

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