We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (47)
All photos (47)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“bas relief”(3 reviews)
“place vendome”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Place Vendome, 75001 Paris, France
Louvre / Palais-Royal
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Paris
from $67.21
More Info
from $41.01
More Info
from $22.78
More Info
from $78.60
More Info
Reviews (43)
Filter reviews
13 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bas relief place vendome victory column napoleon bronze austerlitz battle armies guns jewelry columns cannon erected capture spiral
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 13 reviews
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Colonne Vendôme (Victory Column) is one of many monuments scattered throughout the city of Paris. This is a 44 metres bronze column erected at Place Vendôme in Paris in 1810 Designed in the manner of Trajan's Column in Rome, the monument showcases a 280 metre...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank BradJill
Reviewed September 13, 2018

If one reads the history of the column and studies its facade, one can appreciate what it means. Otherwise the Place Vendome is just an oblong round-about where one can spend one's yearly salary in 15 minutes at any of the big-name jewelry stores. It's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Charles P
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Column from the Napoleon era in the middle of Place Vendome. A cold and rich part of town, full of jewelry stores. At least it is no longer just a car park.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The Vendôme Column is a Parisian monument in the center of the square of the same name in the I st district of Paris . It was erected by Napoleon to commemorate the Battle of Austerlitz and has a statue of him on top. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed April 18, 2018

This bronze column was erected to commemorate the victory at Austerlitz and capped with a statue of Napoleon. The column itself is covered with the bronze of 1200 guns captured from the Austrian army, and decorated with bas-relief scenes of battle. The base is an...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed February 18, 2018

very tall statue/monument. this plaza is good to take pictures. close to high-end shops and good restaurants

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank samuel8248
Reviewed October 21, 2017

The column was built to celebrate Napoleon's victory in the battle of Austerlitz and stands on a square pedestal in the Place Vendome. The pedestal as well as the column is covered in brass plaques depicting scenes from Napoleon's battles in bas-relief. The brass for...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Paris does surely know how to do statues/monuments/memorials. This one is dedicated to napoleons victory of Austerlitz, the column is made fro the captured cannons, a beautiful piece of propaganda art.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful monument designed for Napoleon commemorating his victories. Sits at the middle of the wonderful Vendome square.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank eduardops60
Reviewed July 11, 2017

It is the obelisk which throughout the 19th century was seen as the most important symbol of Paris. It is a great mast, made entirely of bronze, with sculpted Victories of Napoleon. It is situated at the center of Place Vendome.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank MijnlieverdFH
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,827 nearby hotels
Hotel de Vendome
495 reviews
.05 miles away
Ritz Paris
676 reviews
.05 miles away
Hotel Mansart
957 reviews
.07 miles away
Hotel Costes
976 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 20,710 nearby restaurants
Pur' - Jean-Francois Rouquette
1,028 reviews
.08 miles away
200 reviews
.07 miles away
Carre des Feuillants
552 reviews
.09 miles away
Jean-Paul Hevin Chocolatier
271 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6,143 nearby attractions
Place Vendome
1,049 reviews
.02 miles away
Rue de Castiglione
36 reviews
.12 miles away
Place du Marche Saint Honore
16 reviews
.13 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Colonne Vendome staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines