Place Vendôme

Place Vendome

A square that looks different than it looks. Its ground plan is rectangular, but thanks to clever architecture with curved corners, it looks like an octagon. The square was originally named Louis the Great Square and was intended to be a celebration of him.

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In the centre of the square stands the bronze Vendôme Column, which Napoleon had erected here to celebrate his victories. The space on the square is enclosed by beautiful classical and renaissance hotel buildings, which were once renowned for their luxury and a hub for the elite and wealthy. For example, the famous fashion designer Coco Chanel or writer Ernest Hemingway stayed at theRitz Hotel.

To this day, the square and its surroundings are a place of luxury shops and hotels.

If you want to check out the hotels, you'll have to book your accommodation in advance, which is not the cheapest thing to do. There are a few bars and restaurants in the hotels that you can visit, but again, they are not cheap.

Transport and location

There are several metro stations about 5 minutes away - Concorde (lines 1, 8, 12), Madeleine (8, 12, 14), Opéra (3, 7, 8), Pyramides (7, 14) and Tuileries (1).

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