Memorial sights in Paris
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St-Denis Gate, a 24m-high triumphal arch, was built in 1673 to commemorate Louis XIV’s campaign along the Rhine. On the northern side, carvings represent the fall of Maastricht in the same year (note the gilded fleur-de-lys).
Two blocks east is a similar arch, the less impressive, 17m-high Porte St-Martin (St Martin Gate). It was erected two years after Porte St-Denis, to commemorate the capture of Besançon and the Franche-Comté region by Louis XIV’s armies.
The wonderful Wall for Peace memorial of steel and etched glass facing the École Militaire (Military Academy) is by Clara Halter.