I have already made a number of posts on the beautiful Place Vendôme, but maybe it’s worth having a closer look on some “details”?
The major architect of the place, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, was the grand-nephew of Jacques Mansart, who gave the name to the “mansard roofs”, here with a mixture of oval and rectangular windows.
The design of the street lamps is already worth some closer looks….
… as well as the differently decorated pediments.
There must be close to 200 mascarons, all different, illustrating fauns (or satyrs?). They were all created by a sculptor named Jean-Baptise Poulletier (1653-1719). Here are just a “few” examples.
The Place is of course today especially known for a number of luxury shops - with a dominance on jewelry - and for the recently renovated Hotel Ritz.