Place Vendôme, Paris, Île-de-France, France

Place Vendôme is located to the north of the Tuileries Gardens. It is the starting point of the Rue de la Paix. Its regular architecture and pedimented screens canted across the corners give the rectangular Place Vendôme the aspect of an octagon. The original Vendôme Column at the centre of the square was erected by Napoleon I to commemorate the Battle of Austerlitz; it was torn down on 16 May 1871, but subsequently re-erected and remains a prominent feature on the square today.

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