The grandiose Place Vendôme perfectly illustrates the classic architecture such as it existed under Louis XIV and Louis XV. Octagonal in shape, the designs were drawn up by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, the architect of the Château de Versailles.
Initially at its centre it had a statue of King Louis XIV which was beheaded during the Revolution and some years later (in 1804) was replaced by a Roman-inspired column, with a statue of Napoleon erected on its summit.
This magnificent square remains, even today, a symbol of grandeur which is home to many luxury jewellery shops and grand hotels.
Place Vendômespecial selection of our hotels
Timhotel Palais Royal
Near the Louvre and Chatelet. Very charming address. Guest rooms with AC
Not far from the famous Rue de Rivoli and Rue Saint-Honoré, the Timhotel Palais Royal is located in the historical and cultural centre of Paris. This art-deco-bedecked Haussmann-style hôtel de charme, which is near everything, will...
Next to the Palais Royal and the Montorgueil district
Timhotel Opéra Madeleine
In front of St Lazare station, near the famous department stores of Paris
Advantageously located opposite the Gare Saint-Lazare and a few hours away from Normandy, the Timhotel Opéra Madeleine gives you access to all the advantages of the central business district and the train station.
Ideally located in front of the station Gare Saint-Lazare
Timhotel Le Louvre
Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame and Chatelet nearby. 20mn away from La Défense
Near the Louvre and the famous Rue de Rivoli and Rue Saint-Honoré, the Timhotel Le Louvre offers a location that's not only in the heart of Paris, but, more importantly, in the heart of French history. Here you can enjoy the cultural...
300 meters from the Louvre Museum