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Place Vendome
Home to elegant hotels, storied couturiers, jewelry houses, and even the Ministry of Justice, the sweeping Place Vendôme is one of Paris’ most rarefied public squares. Located in the first arrondissement and near the Louvre, the square is famed for its history, impressive architecture, and for the Napoleonic Vendôme Column.

The Basics

Commissioned by King Louis XIV in the 18th century, Place Vendôme was designed to rival the Place des Vosges. Initially named the Place des Conquêtes (Conquests Square) and then Place Louis le Grand, the square was later upgraded by Napoleon, who ordered the creation of the Vendôme Column. Inspired by Trajan’s Column in Rome and built to commemorate the Battle of Austerlitz, the column was forged from enemy cannons and is still the square’s most prominent feature.

Today, the Place Vendôme is famed for its designer boutiques and jewelry shops, as well as landmarks like the Ritz and the Ministry of Justice. It can be glimpsed during hop-on hop-off bus, scooter, and driving tours of Paris and is also a frequent stop on walking tours and fashion-themed itineraries.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Numerous luminaries once lived on the Place Vendôme, including Frédéric Chopin, Coco Chanel, and George Sand.
  • The Place Vendôme is famed for its octagonal shape and its elegant buildings, which were laid out by architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart.
  • A number of top jewelry houses are found on the Place Vendôme, including Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaumet, Cartier, and Piaget.

How to Get There
Given its convenient location in the heart of Paris, the Place Vendôme is easy to reach. Take Métro line 3, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, or 14, or the RER A or E, to Opéra station. You can also take bus line 21, 24, 27, 29, 42, 52, 68, 72, 81, 84, or 94. Alternatively, access the square on foot, by car, or by Vélib’ bike.

When to Get There
There’s never a bad time to visit the Place Vendôme, which is beautifully scenic both day and night. That said, if you’re interested in browsing the high-end boutiques in the area, it’s best to visit during business hours.

Nearby Attractions
Due to its proximity to many of Paris’ most popular landmarks, the Place Vendôme can easily be visited as part of a day out on the town. Museums like the Louvre, Jeu de Paume, and Musée de l’Orangerie are all nearby. The Tuileries Garden, Palais Garnier, and Palais Royal are also just minutes away.
Address: Place Vendome, Paris, Ile-de-France 75001, France
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Enchanted Paris & Princesses Tour : Walking Tour with an Local Guide (Private)

Enchanted Paris & Princesses Tour : Walking Tour with an Local Guide (Private)

Tell your little ones that they are going on a magical tour of Paris together with a loacal guide who knows all the best places – including a secret garden! You'll cross the most beautiful bridge in town, and discover the enchanting world of Paris and listen to the secret stories of princesses, superwoman and powerful leaders of France. Explore Paris and traverse the most beautiful bridge in Paris, Pont Alexandre III and journey over to two stunning Beaux-Arts architecture Palais. The Grand Palais and Petit Palais, both along the way of the princess pathway. How about a ride on a spectacular carousel in the heart of a family garden? While on board overlook the world famous Eiffel Tower. In the end It’s time to part ways but not before making a wish together. ✔ 100% Tailored around you & your kids ✔ Magical & unforgettable storytelling ✔ Visit a ballet shoemaker shop ✔ Private tour: only for your family! ✔ A treat for princesses included ✔ Discover Paris' best highlights
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Private Day Tour: Guide in Paris

Private Day Tour: Guide in Paris

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There’s so much to see and do in Paris, it’s hard to know where to start. This private full-day tour is the perfect way to maximize your time, with every detail tailor-made for you. Visit landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre; explore Paris’s vibrant neighborhoods; hit the shops and markets, and get the inside scoop from a Parisian guide.
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Unusual cultural walk and photoshoot in the historical heart of Paris

Unusual cultural walk and photoshoot in the historical heart of Paris

While many travelers have been through some of the most emblematic places in Paris, few of them know the details and the unusual stories that go with them. During this cultural photoshoot, showcase yourself and discover anecdotes and details that are often overlooked in these often-frequented places: from the symbols of glory to Louis XIV to gardens conducive to illegal activities, not to mention the rivalries of power, at the end of the tour, Paris will seem much more familiar to you! You will start by discovering the secrets of the Place Vendôme, where you'll be able to take a pose in a luxurious setting. Then you'll set off for various places whose architecture contains an unusual story, where you'll have the opportunity to put yourself at your advantage through beautiful portraits as a souvenir of your Parisian escapade.
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Paris Napoleon Walking Tour with an Historian Guide

Paris Napoleon Walking Tour with an Historian Guide

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Learn about the life and legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte, the former Emperor of France, on this 3-hour walking tour. With a historian as your guide, you’ll visit École Militaire, Place Vendôme, the Legion of Honor, Les Invalides and the Louvre Museum, and uncover how each famous Paris landmark is connected to Napoleon. Hear about his rise to military and political fame during the French Revolution and beyond. This small-group tour is limited to just 10 participants.
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