Travel goods, fashion and jewelry have been part of Place Vendôme and its neighborhood for over 300 years, and it was in these streets that Louis Vuitton learned his craft and where he founded his first store in 1854.
This venue is very symbolic for Louis Vuitton as the Place Vendôme, just like the Château of Versailles, is one of the most beautiful examples of French artistry of the 17th century. Under the impulse of Louis XIV and Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the Château of Versailles became the cradle of French luxury and a showcase for French craftsmanship and savoir-faire around the world. Both designed and built by architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Place Vendôme and Versailles share a heritage that today remains important to Louis Vuitton.
These two beautiful examples of French artistry embody the type of elegance and dedication to craft that is today the realm of Louis Vuitton. As the worthy heir to this tradition, it was only natural for Louis Vuitton to establish workshops and showcase its creations at the heart of Place Vendôme, thus ensuring that the legacy continues for future generations.