PLACE DES VOSGES
Petit Futé's opinion on PLACE DES VOSGES
It is on this square closely linked to the kings of France history that was born first the great Tournelles hotel, residence privileged of Valois until Catherine de Médicis makes it demolished. The queen can not suffer any more this place that was a fatal fire to her husband King Henry II who died there because of a wound on his eye during a tournament. The place becomes a horse market and a place that is not very recommended to the people of good virtues. Then, the king Henry IV had built a royal square in honour of the engagement of Louis XIII and Anne d'Autriche. The polychrome architecture of bricks, stone and slate very typical of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century recalls the age of this place.
The Revolution can not decide in favour of a republican name for this place marked by royalty. It will be the turn of Federated place, Parc d'Artillerie place or a place of Indivisibility before becoming a Vosges place in honour of the same name department that was the first to pay tax during the Revolution.
Today the statue of Louis XIII stands in the centre of the square. You will recognize the king's pavilion to the profile of the good King Henry in a medallion in front, then you can go to the front door of Cardinal Richelieu at n° 21. The Victor-Hugo museum took place in the apartment of the famous poet and novelist. Full of the prestige of its past, the place still hosts famous residents.
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