Place de Vendome is situated between Tuileries Garden and Opera. Column in Place Vendome was built in 1806-1810, after victory of Napoleon in Austerlitz battle (1805). Originally a statue of Napoleon as a Cesar was on the top. In 1871 the column was tore down but three years later it was reestablished with a copy of the original statue on the top.
In the house #12, in the old Russian embassy passed away the great polish composer Frederic Chopin.
Metro: Pyramides or Tuileries.