The Porte du Peyrou is a triumphal arch in Montpellier, in southern France. It is situated at the eastern end of the Jardin de Peyrou, a park near the center of the city.Plan your Porte du Peyrou visit and explore what else you can see and do in Montpellier using our Montpellier trip itinerary maker .
The arch was designed by François Dorbay, after the model of the Porte Saint-Denis in Paris. Its construction was completed in 1693. Its rusticated surface is crowned by a Doric entablature, suitable to a martial monument. Its later panels in bas-relief and inscriptions glorifying King Louis XIV of France were added in 1715.
These reliefs show four major events from the reign of Louis XIV, rendered as allegories: the capture of Namur during the War of the Grand Alliance, in which the figure representing the Dutch Republic kneels before Louis XIV Louis in the figure of Hercules being crowned by Victory the digging of the Canal du Midi that links the Bay of Biscay with the Mediterranean Sea the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
Tours to Porte du Peyrou
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Porte du Peyrou Reviews
Beslist opnemen in de stadswandeling van Montpellier. Als je van oude objecten houdt, de moeite waard. Hij kan ook beklommen worden. more »Definitely included in the city walk of Montpellier. If you like old objects, worth it. He can also be climbed.
A stunning entry way into this part of the city. Lots of beautiful monuments and statues all around. Well worth seeing. more »
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