The Place Vendôme in Paris in photos

Place Vendôme is a luxury and jewelry symbol in Paris. The greatest jewelry designers are located there. This place was designed in 1699 by the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart (the architect of the Chateau de Versailles). Place Vendôme is octogonal and symetric with an architectural unity. At the center, there is a column surmounted by a statue. Originally, there was an equestrian statue of King Louis XIV but it was remplaced in 1863 by a statue of Napoléon as Ceasar. The column was destructed during the Paris Commune (1871 March 18th-1871 May 27th) but was reconstructed.

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