Porte du Peyrou

Local namePorte du Peyrou
LocationMontpellier, France

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.

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:

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porte_du_Peyrou

Address 4 Rue de la Valfère, Montpellier 34000, France

Coordinates 43°36'39.968" N 3°52'20.627" E

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