La place des Pyramides est une place située dans le quartier du Palais-Royal du 1er arrondissement de Paris. Coupant la rue de Rivoli, elle se trouve à la hauteur du jardin des Tuileries, et au bout de la rue des Pyramides.
Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc, IPA: [ʒan daʁk]; ca. 1412 – 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (French: La Pucelle d'Orléans), is a heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born to a peasant family in north-east France. Joan said she received visions and heard voices of the Archangel Saint Michael, Saint Margaret and Saint Catherine instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent her to the siege of Orléans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence after the siege was lifted in only nine days. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII's coronation at Reims. On 23 May 1430, she was captured at Compiègne by the English-allied Burgundian faction, was later sold and handed over to the English, then put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon on a variety of charges, among which heresy, idolatry and witchcraft, and was burned at the stake when she was about 19 years old.