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The Vendôme Column - Place Vendôme - PARIS-2018-70

The Vendôme Column is the centrepiece of the Place Vendôme, a square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France and one rather famous for its hotels (e.g., the Ritz) and famous dress designers salons (sadly only two remain).


Sitting atop the Vendôme Column, is the Emperor himself, Napoleon who of course commissioned the Column. The veneer of column consists of 425 spiralling bas-relief bronze plates made out of cannon taken from the combined armies of Europe at the battle of Austerlitz.


To learn more about the Place Vendôme there is a great article in Wikipedia at


We started a fantastic e-bike ride of Paris here at the Place Vendôme. It is a great way to explore the charms and secrets of Pari. Check out Paris Charms & Secrets at for more details. Highly recommended.

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Taken on July 6, 2018