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At the Stade de France, the Bataclan, in the cafes and restaurants of Paris... on Friday 13th November, terrorists killed and wounded many innocent people. And in doing so, they also aimed also to kill these places that we love, places which represent culture and a spirit of sharing.
We at WorldEventListings share the grief of the friends and families of the victims of the terrorist attacks of 13th November 2015. And we offer our unconditional support to all the cultural venues affected.
Our raison d'être has always been to share cultural information with as many people as possible. We will continue. We will win. Their failure is only a matter of time.

Arc de Triomphe de Montpellier

Practical Information

Address
Arc de Triomphe de Montpellier
rue Foch
34000, Montpellier

FRANCE


Category

Building

Subcategory :
Triumphal Arc

Editorial :
Tourist destination

Mood :
To take a stroll

Specific Activity :
Panoramic view

Description

In honour of Louis XIV.

At the same axis as the Peyrou promenade, Montpellier's Arc de Triomphe projects the shadow of its imposing late seventeenth century silhouette onto the footpaths and pavements of Rue Foch.

The King's steward decided to erect this monument imitating the Parisian gates in honour of Louis XIV. Designed by architect François D'Orbay, a student Mansart, the Arc de Triomphe was built on the site of one of the old city wall gates.

It is decorated with medallions, dyed ochre and yellow bas relief, and a royal coat of arms in French blue…

As part of the tourist office's tour, it is possible to climb the Arc de Triomphe and at the top of the 88 steps, visitors are rewarded with the most striking views over Montpellier.

Practical Information

Address
Arc de Triomphe de Montpellier
rue Foch
34000, Montpellier

FRANCE


Category

Building

Subcategory :
Triumphal Arc

Editorial :
Tourist destination

Mood :
To take a stroll

Specific Activity :
Panoramic view