This large square marks the entrance to the Saint-Michel district and the end of the true city centre. The impressive marble ... More
This large square marks the entrance to the Saint-Michel district and the end of the true city centre. The impressive marble fountain by the wall at the end of the square dates from the end of the 19th century. It's an allegory of the Ariège River meeting the Garonne, sculpted by Alexandre Laporte. It used to stand in the nearby Jardin des Plantes and was moved here in 1982.
Jean Pascal Virebent is an important figure in the history of Toulouse. Appointed city architect in 1782, he radically changed
its layout. He opened up six new squares; Place de la Trinite is one of them. His nephew Urbain ...
The word "terreaux" describes the old moats and medieval mud ("terre") walls that protected the town up to the end
of the 16th century. These were filled in to make room for a large square where the town's guillotine ...
Follow the Rues de Castiglione and de la Paix to one of the most famous squares in Paris. Intricately linked
with the history of France, since its creation in 1685, this architectural jewel was commissioned by King Louis XIV ...