Arc de Triumph, Montpellier

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    Arc de Triumph

    by salinhopt Written Sep 29, 2003

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    Montpellier - Arc de Triumph

    This triumphal arch was built in honour of Louis XIV in 1691 by Daviler upon the site of Western city side medieval gate. Medalions depict important events during the king's reign. On the city side, you see the Canal du Midi connecting the Ocean and the Mediterranean and the revocation of the Edict of Nantes which outlawed Protestantism.

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    Visit monuments - Arc de Triomphe

    by Kate-Me Updated Jul 22, 2006
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    Montpellier's Arc de Triomphe (triumphal arch), the Porte du Peyrou, stands near the botanical gardens - built in 1691 in the Doric style with later carvings glorifying King Louis XIV of France.

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