Triumphal Arch

Interesting
Erected in the late 17C, the arch is decorated with bas-reliefs commemorating the victories of Louis XIV and the major events of his reign, such as the linking of the two seas by the Canal du Midi and the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The present statue of the Sun King dates from 1838. The original statue, cast in Paris in 1626, took 26 years to reach Montpellier in a series of incredible adventures. It was unfortunately destroyed during the Revolution.

Useful information

Address : 

rue du Mar.-Foch

Nearby tourist attractions

Place de la Canourgue
Place de la Canourgue
The square was the centre of Montpellier
0:15
Promenade du Peyrou
Promenade du Peyrou
At Montpellier's highest point and
0:30
Church of St Anne
Church of St Anne
Built in the 19C, the church is crowned
0:15
Atger Museum
Atger Museum
The museum houses the collection of
1:30
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
The faculty of medicine occupies a
0:15
Conservatory of Anatomy
Conservatory of Anatomy
Collections of normal and pathological
1:00
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

Place de la Canourgue
Place de la Canourgue
The square was the centre of Montpellier
0:15
Promenade du Peyrou
Promenade du Peyrou
At Montpellier's highest point and
0:30
Church of St Anne
Church of St Anne
Built in the 19C, the church is crowned
0:15
See all