Pinsteps. Place des Victoires, Paris
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The Place des Victoires is a fantastic piece of baroque architecture complex with the circular square at the confluence of six streets. The equestrian monument in honor of King Louis XIV stands at the center of the Place. A marshal of France, François de la Feuillade, Vicomte d'Aubusson, initiated this grandiose architectural project to accommodate a majestic statue of the triumphant king despite the necessary demolishing the old private mansions. The royal architect, Jules Hardouin Mansart, designed the square in 1685, invented the unified façades by choosing colossal pilasters linking two floors, standing on a high arcaded base with sloping slate mansard roofs, punctuated by windows. But architect painted façades on canvas since the building work was incomplete at the time of the unveiling of the monument. Although the extraordinary statue of living king Louis admired Parisians, in 1682, his unimplemented imperial ambitions in Europe have deflated the arrogance image of his majesty at the Place des Victoires and had begun to embarrass Louis XIV himself. The equestrian monument was eventually destroyed in 1792, during the French Revolution. In 1828, King Charles X from the restored dynasty of Bourbon placed at the square the current equestrian statue, which was sculpted in imitation of the famous Bronze Horseman - the monument to Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg where emperor sits on a horse standing on legs. The modern French film "Victory Square" talks about the touching story of the friendship of a boy and a man in which everyone makes his small victories.

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Paris, as Parisians see it.

This amazing walk through the city streets will show us the way Parisians see Paris. Luxurious passages that were once considered luxury boutiques gave way to the Champs Elysees, but retained the charm. The city of the time of the King of the Sun - Louis the fourteenth will show us the famous Bursa and feed us with the most unusual street food. The era of magnificent baroque will end on Victory Square with a monument similar to the Bronze Horseman and a modern film about the small victories of boys and men. Moving to another part of the city through the most famous culinary store and elegant music school will show you the way Parisians love Paris. We will find ourselves in the Paris quarter Les Halles and we will understand why Emil Zola called this part of the city the Womb of Paris. Next, we will find a completely stunning center of Pompidou and the Stravinsky Fountain, which are likely to cause a lot of controversy in relation to contemporary art. Well, in conclusion, we look at the most pleasant interior design store and end our journey in the Jewish quarter of Marais. Paris, as Parisians see it.

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