Reims in Marne Département, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Built from 1757, to display the statue of Louis XV.
To facilitate the crossing of Reims and honor the king, eighteenth century councilors and planners created a vast square with a statue of Louis XV here in the medieval district of Grand Credo, the heart of this Gallo-Roman city. Construction of Place Royale began in 1757 under the direction of (Jean-Gabriel) Legendre, and continued until 1912. The statue, the work of Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, was unveiled in 1765: dressed as a Roman emperor, Louis XV's peaceful arm extends above allegories of happiness of the people and the strength of good government. While the allegories are original, the statue of the king, destroyed in 1792, was replaced in 1818 by a copy made by (Pierre)
Erected by la ville de Reims. (Marker Number 5.)
Location. 49° 15.35′ N, 4° 2.053′ E. Marker is in Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, in Marne Département. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reims, Champagne-Ardenne 51100, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louis XV (within shouting distance of this marker); Porte et Place du Chapitre de la Cathédral (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Quartier des Banques (about 180 meters away); Edmond Marin la Meslée (about 210 meters away); Maison du Trésorier du Chapitre de la Cathédral (about 210 meters away); Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Palais de Justice (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Cathédral Notre-Dame (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reims.
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