Place Vendôme - again... but different

The Place Vendôme looks a bit different at the moment. Large parts of the buildings are under renovation, including the Hotel Ritz and the Column. In previous posts I have already talked about the early 18th century created Place Vendôme (e.g. here and here) so I may not have to repeat the story about the place or the Column. 

In any case, now it’s the moment to learn “everything” about the Column by going there, as it during ongoing restoration (cleaning) works is surrounded by illustrations of its history, with the different Napoleon statues, its being torn down and again erected around 1870…  

The Column should look like new again this coming spring, when also the renovated Ritz Hotel should reopen. (I also talked about the hotel already here and about its Hemingway Bar here). 


martinealison said...

Bonjour cher Peter,

J'avais vu le commencement de l'enveloppement de certains bâtiments... Je suis certaine qu'une fois les travaux terminés cette place retrouvera son charme.

Un très joli billet qui nous apprend beaucoup.

Gros bisous ☼

Thérèse said...

La bache est magnifique soit dit en passant et sans pub!
Plus de trace de "Tree" on ne l'a pas restaure lui :-)

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful way to jazz up the restoration and make the area a spot to come to -- a mini-museum on the street! Great idea.

Studio at the Farm said...

What an interesting way of doing the restorations - showing all the work done to the building in the past.

Anonymous said...

The dreamiest part of Paris!
So full of history and architectural beauty...
Thank you, Peter.

Anonymous said...

The nicest statue of Napoleon is a marble one, made by Antonio Canova.
Ironically, this masterpiece is still at the entrance of Apsley House...the London townhouse of the Duke of Wellington.
Beautiful post, Peter