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Located at the entrance of the Promenade du Peyrou, the former Place Royale, the Arc de Triomphe of Montpellier is a tribute to King Louis XIV and his will to preserve the territory during the war. It was at the request of the king himself that the architect François d'Orbay designed this monument, built in 1662. On the sides, the Latin inscription engraved means "Louis the Great, whose reign lasted seventy-two years, brought peace on land and sea after separating, containing and attaching himself to allied peoples in a forty-year war".
The Arc de Triomphe of Montpellier is fifteen metres high, eighteen metres wide and has a seven metre high opening. Classified as a historical monument since 1954 and renovated in 2003, this monumental work of art in ochre and yellow hues is full of small details. The most attentive will notice the four medallions sculpted in honour of the highlights of the reign of Louis XIV or the royal coat of arms in the blue colour of France.
Discover Montpellier through :
. its events : Radio France Festival, Christmas Market, Marathon, Lez Market
. its landmarks: Arc de Triomphe, Château de Mogère, Place de la Comédie, the Forum, Quartier de l'Ecusson, l'étang de Thau, La Camargue
. its art and culture: Mo.Co Panacée, Musée Fabre, Opera, Pavillon Populaire