The world of luxury in Paris is not confined to the Golden Triangle, it also glitters opulently in one of the capital’s most emblematic locations; the Place Vendome. This fascinating square is just a few minutes’ walk from your Hotel du Continent!
Luxury and power; the masterpiece that is the Place Vendôme
Step out of your hotel, turn left, and at the corner of the street head right. In a few minutes, you will arrive in one of the most fascinating places in Paris, the Place Vendôme. Here you will enter a world of jewels and precious metals; the world of the greatest jewellers and watchmakers. The succession of windows is a real head-turner; Cartier, Chaumet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Maubussin, Bvlgari, Piaget, Rolex, Chopard...
A marvel of architecture
The Place Vendôme is also a unique witness to French history. Built by Louis XIV as a monument to the glory of his power, it was added to by Napoleon, who erected the column to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz. This same column, seen as a symbol of oppression, was destroyed by the Communards. However, time has not touched the majestic facades of the superb mansions creating this perfect octagon, a superb example of French classicism.
A symbolic place in many ways, the Place Vendôme is a perfect walking destination from your Hotel du Continent. It awaits you with a thousand historical anecdotes and a sparkling host of fabulous jewels!
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