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Place de la Concorde, Paris

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At the eastern end of Champs-Élysées lies Place de la Concorde, Paris' largest public square with a unique artifact at its center: the giant Obelisk of Luxor, which is 3,300 years old. This ancient Egyptian obelisk is 23 m (75 ft) tall and decorated with hieroglyphics exalting the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II. On either side, you'll see the two Fontaines de la Concorde. The south fountain commemorates the maritime spirit of the nation ,with large semi-nude figures representing the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The north fountain celebrates the Rhône and Rhine Rivers, with large figures representing navigation and agriculture. Marvelous vistas radiate out in every direction from the center of this public space, including a grand view of the famous Champs-Élysées. During the 18th century, when it was called Place de la Revolution, King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and many others faced death by guillotine in this public square. Use our Paris vacation planner to arrange your visit to Place de la Concorde and other attractions in Paris.
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  • The Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris, separates the Tuilerie Gardens from the beginning of the Champs Elysees and is situated along the Seine River. The square has an Egyptian obeli...  more »
  • Must do it without fault inprenable view Paris Ferris wheel is clean perfect wonderful time at the sunset
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  • While the Place is classically-designed and surrounded by monumental buildings, it's charm is lost in the sea of traffic whizzing by, spewing noise and pollution. One takes one's life in one's hands w...  more »
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  • Beautiful space one end of the gardens. Great spot to sit and relax watching the sun set over by the Eiffel tower.
  • Historical place. Cool to see the ferris wheel and place where history happened but mostly... I'd pick somewhere else
  • Beautiful scenery. One place not to miss when in Paris. Come by morning or afternoon to see and enjoy how people interact. Lot's of photo spot too
  • A nice place to rest and have a good snack. The view is just astonishing
  • Magnificent square. Definitely worth visiting.