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Place du Châtelet

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Hidden : 4/8/2016
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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La Place du Châtelet tient son nom d’une petite forteresse « Le Grand Châtelet » située à cet endroit qui servait de résidence aux prévôts de Paris, et aussi de tribunal et de prison sous l'ancien régime.
La prévôté ayant été supprimée à la révolution, Napoléon Ier décida de détruire la forteresse en 1808. Le Châtelet devint alors une place au centre de laquelle sera installée la "Fontaine du Palmier".
Autour d'un socle, on peut voir quatre statues représentant les vertus cardinales: la prudence, la vigilance, la justice et la force.
Le fût de la colonne commémore des batailles victorieuses de l'Empire : Lodi, Arcole, Rivoli, Pyramides, Mont Thabor, Marengo, Austerlitz, Ulm, Iena, Eylau, Dantzig, Friedland. Le personnage au sommet qui tient des lauriers est appelé une victoire


Place du Châtelet vers 1851

La fontaine fut déplacée de quelques mètres en 1854, au moment du réaménagement de la place et de la création des grandes artères qui l’entoure, puis augmentée de 4 sphinx dans le goût de l'époque.

Aujourd'hui, la place du Châtelet, située au centre de Paris, est essentiellement un nœud de circulation routier et ferroviaire. Et bien que la circulation soit dense et l'endroit bruyant, c'est un lieu de rendez-vous commode, comme la place Saint-Michel de l'autre coté de la Seine.

[En] The Place du Châtelet is named after a small fortress "The Grand Châtelet" located there, which was the residence of the provosts of Paris, as well as a court and a prison under the old regime.
As the provost has been deleted during the revolution, Napoleon decided to destroy the fortress in 1808. The Châtelet then became a place at the center of which will be installed the "Fontaine du palmier" (Palm Tree Fountain).
Around a base, one can see four statues representing the cardinal virtues: prudence, vigilance, justice and strength. The fluted column commemorates the victorious battles of the Empire: Lodi, Arcola, Rivoli, the Pyramids, Mount Tabor, Marengo, Austerlitz, Ulm, Jena, Eylau, Danzig, Friedland. The character at the top holding the laurel is called a victory.

The fountain was moved a few meters in 1854, when the redevelopment of the site and the creation of large arteries surrounding it, and then increased by 4 sphinx in the zeitgeist. Today, the Place du Chatelet, at the center of Paris, is essentially a road and rail traffic hub. And although the traffic is dense and despite the noise, it's a place of rendezvous convenient, like the Saint-Michel place on the other side of the Seine.

Be very discreet when looking for the cache, it's a crowdy place !

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pbvapér / Genccrq !

(Cynpr geèf seédhragér, fblrm qvfpergf !)
Abgr : cnf qr cubgbf qr yn obvgr fic (ab cvpgherf bs gur uvqr cym)

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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