Throughout the world, the Place Vendôme is synonymous with luxury and refinement, as well as a certain art de vivre à la française. Known for its prestigious shops and grand hotels, the square is an exquisite masterpiece of neoclassical urban design that will delight you. Come and discover this elegantly luxurious gem situated just a stone's throw from the Hôtel du Continent.
The Place Vendôme; enchantment in the heart of Paris
The Hotel du Continent welcomes you in the immediate vicinity of the Place Vendôme. Staying in our establishment, you can enjoy all the attractions of the first arrondissement, with its countless shops and beautiful old buildings. It takes a mere four minutes to walk to the sumptuous Place Vendôme and the Vendome Column at its centre, erected by Napoleon early in the 19th century to celebrate his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz. Like the Eiffel Tower, this forty-metre high bronze obelisk surmounted by a statue of the emperor himself is one of the jewels of our Parisian heritage.
A centre of Parisian elegance
The square, designed by the royal architect Jules-Hardouin Mansart, is the location of choice for some of the world’s most prestigious jewellery and watchmaking brands. Forming one of the most luxurious neighbourhoods in the world, the Place Vendôme and the Rue de la Paix also host many renowned hotels such as the legendary Ritz Paris, where the great names of the world of arts and letters once stayed, including Ernest Hemingway, Marcel Proust and Coco Chanel.
Photo credit : © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe Marc Bertrand
Hotel du Continent, a charming hotel in the heart of Paris