Arc de Triumph, Montpellier
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.
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.