Place Vendome portrays the simplicity and sophistication of the city of Paris and is situated in the 1st arrondissement and north of the Tuileries Gardens. It was constructed in the year 1687 AD; it is one of the popular landmarks which attract tourists to know more about the history of France. The square features the Vendome Column at its center with a height of 44 meters, and it was built between the years 1806 and 1810 AD by Napoleon I as a reminder of the Battle of Austerlitz. It was destroyed in 1871 AD but it was rebuilt again. In addition, the place Vendome is situated near metro stations like Opéra, Madeleine, Pyramides and Tuileries. There are also other major buildings located near the square such as the Hôtel Ritz Paris, the house of the composer Frédéric Chopin and the residence of the mistress of Napoleon III.