Place de la Nation in Paris

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Le Triomphe de la République © Siren-Com/cc-by-2.5

Le Triomphe de la République © Siren-Com/cc-by-2.5

The Place de la Nation (formerly Place du Trône, subsequently Place du Trône-Renversé during the Revolution) is a circle on the eastern side of Paris, between Place de la Bastille and the Bois de Vincennes, on the border of the 11th and 12th arrondissements.

Widely known for having the most active guillotines during the French Revolution, the square was renamed Place de la Nation on Bastille Day, 14 July 1880, under the Third Republic.

© flickr.com - Guilhem Vellut/cc-by-2.0 Le Triomphe de la République © Siren-Com/cc-by-2.5 © DiscoA340/cc-by-sa-4.0 © flickr.com - Gary Todd © DiscoA340/cc-by-sa-4.0 © flickr.com - Gary Todd
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Le Triomphe de la République © Siren-Com/cc-by-2.5
The square includes a large bronze sculpture by Aimé-Jules Dalou, the Triumph of the Republic depicting Marianne, and is encircled by shops and a flower garden. It is served by the Paris Metro station Nation.

The space that is now Place de la Nation first emerged on 26 August 1660, on the occasion of the ceremonial entrance of Louis XIV and his new wife Maria Theresa, following their wedding in Saint-Jean-de-Luz on 9 June 1660. A throne was erected on that spot, which was subsequently known as the “square of the throne” (French: Place du Trône), a name that survives to the present with the Avenue du Trône and Foire du Trône.

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