Place VendômeMenenstraat 2, 8560 Wevelgem

Address: Address: Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris (Métro: Tuileries or Opéra station)

Place Vendome

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  • TAG : Place Vendôme et joaillerie Boucheron (Paris, France)
  • Tilar J. Mazzeo traces the history of this cultural landmark from its opening in fin de siècle Paris. At its center, The Hotel on Place Vendôme is an extraordinary chronicle of life at the Ritz during wartime, when the Hôtel was simultaneously headquarters to the highest-ranking German officers, such as Reichsmarshal Hermann Göring, and home to exclusive patrons, including Coco Chanel. Mazzeo takes us into the grand palace’s suites, bars, dining rooms, and wine cellars, revealing a hotbed of illicit affairs and deadly intrigue, as well as stunning acts of defiance and treachery.

    When France fell to the Germans in June 1940, the legendary Hôtel Ritz on the Place Vendôme—an icon of Paris frequented by film stars and celebrity writers, American heiresses and risqué flappers, playboys, and princes—was the only luxury hotel of its kind allowed in the occupied city by order of Adolf Hitler.

  • Rich in detail, illustrated with black-and-white photos, The Hotel on Place Vendôme is a remarkable look at this extraordinary crucible where the future of post-war France—and all of post-war Europe—was transformed.

    Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris’s world-famous Hôtel Ritz—a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance—from Tilar J. Mazzeo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot and The Secret of Chanel No. 5

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  • A few blocks North of the 'Jardin des Tuileries' is the 'Place Vendome'. These 17th century buildings holds some of the most expensive hotels and shops in Paris. In France, the place is mostly famous for its jewelers ("les Diamantaires").

    The column in the middle of the square was cast with 1250 Austrian and Russian cannons captured by Napoleon's Army. A statue of Napoleon crowns the bronze column. Following the street on the left of the picture we get to the Opera ...

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    One of the most beautiful squares in Paris, the place Vendome is a symbol of luxury. The place is truly beautiful, close to the , the Rue de Rivoli, is a place not to be missed during a first visit to Paris.

A few luxurious brands located at Place Vendôme:

Place Vendome was laid out in 1702 as a monument to the glory of the armies of Louis XIV, the Grand Monarque and called Place des Conquests, to be renamed Place Louis le Grand, when the conquests proved temporary. An equestrian statue of the Louis XIV was set up in its center.