Louis XV

The façade - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA The façade - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

Near the Champ-de-Mars, king Louis XV and banker Paris-Duverney founded the Royal and Military School in 1751, for the education of 500 young and poor noblemen. It was raised on a vast land near...

The arch - ©Alf van Beem / CC0 The arch - ©Alf van Beem / CC0

An arch named after Stanislas' famous architect, Emmanuel Héré, disciple of Boffrand. He entered Stanislas service when he was 20 years-old! Here we can see a Corinthian arch crowned by a medallion...

The castle - ©Peyot / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Peyot / CC-BY-SA

A gift for La Pompadour Pompadour viscount Guy de Lastours raised the first fortress in 1026, on a land his wife Ingaleine de Mallemort gave him. When the last of the Pompadour lord died in the 18th...

The duchess, Cognacq-Jay museum - ©Sailko / CC-BY The duchess, Cognacq-Jay museum - ©Sailko / CC-BY

In the 18th century, architect Blondel erected a Classical style portal in 1764, in harmony with the brand new place d'Armes he also raised the same year. A portal celebrating king Louis XV's...

The palace - ©Philippe Alès / CC-BY-SA The palace - ©Philippe Alès / CC-BY-SA

Marie-Antoinette in Strasbourg Armand-Gaston died in 1749. His nephew, cardinal Armand de Rohan, then Louis-René-Edouard de Rohan-Guéménée, bishop of Strasbourg, successively owned the palace. In...

Place Royale - ©Vassil / Public domain Place Royale - ©Vassil / Public domain

This square is on the location of the Grand Crédo district: in the 18th century, houses and small gardens which belonged to canons were built. But, we've got a little problem! Streets were narrow...

The castle - ©Pline / CC-BY-SA The castle - ©Pline / CC-BY-SA

Mortal night March 1547, by a moonless night… King of France François I was dying in the castle of Rambouillet. By his side, Jacques d’Angennes, his loyal servant and owner of the estate, surrounded...

Louis XV's statue on the square - ©Public domain Louis XV's statue on the square - ©Public domain

Great, a statue! We found here originally a statue of king Louis XV, with 4 virtues at his feet: Strength, Carefulness, Peace and Justice, designed by French sculptor Pigalle. Put up where stands...

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Did you know the Panthéon was raised thanks to king Louis XV? Indeed, he fell ill in Metz in 1744, and almost died. He prayed for Geneviève, patron saint of Paris: if she save him, he swears to...


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