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. Arrange your visit to Place de la Concorde and discover more family-friendly attractions in Paris using our Paris trip planning site .
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  • This excellent tour, this super essential monument of Paris. Started it in the Arc de Triomphe, walking through the AV more famous in the world (Champs-Elysées) until reaching the place de Concorde and see the Obelisk of Luxor, the Ferris wheel of Paris that currently is in this square (three years ago I went wasn't) in addition to its spectacular was NTS water with its monuments, beautiful and beautiful photograph. A great visit, not be what costs climb to the Ferris wheel, but I have been told that their views of the capital of love are excellent! Once you leave the square you are still right for the Tuileries gardens and arrive in the Louvre Museum. Another must-see...
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  • Is square is strategically right in the heart of Paris, between the Musée du Louvre and the wonderful gardens of Tuileries and the elegant avenida Champs Elysée.No your Centre are famous landmarks and events that have marked the history of France. In the square is the Grand roue (Ferris wheel), which provided us with a breathtaking view of the surroundings: River Seine, Musée du Louvre, Touilerie garden, Champs Elysses, Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower. The Ferris wheel was placed in the square for an event and ended up doing so successful that became final. She turns three times more than the London Eye in London and it costs a lot less, with a line to walk. It felt very hot show and photographing Paris from this angle. Tip: press the machine to take beautiful photos!
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  • The Ferris wheel provides an awesome view of the entire city of Paris! You only go around two times so it is very quick. 6€ per person.  more »
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  • We were lucky to be at this place where they have the biggest mobile Big wheel. We enjoyed the ride at night time. The view was spectacular. We went round the place and had a good time walking around and having Ice creams. It was quite safe even late at night.
  • It will the best to visit Concorde during night. The Giant wheel and the lighting was amazing. We were able to see many super cars around this place. We can even get a view of Eiffel from here.
  • Very nice square. Located at the end of the champs Élysée. Next to it is the gardens of Concorde which are connected to the louvre museum. The square has a parking below it and the metro stops just next to it. No public parking in the square so if you are looking for one you might have to go little bit away to find one. There are many restaurants close to it at a 1 minute walking distance. The square is often a place where national parades takes place. You can have a nice view of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de triumph and other monuments from it.
  • Gives you a fun view of the city of Paris for a cheap price and practically no lines! If you want to see the Eiffel tower light up try to get in the car at 4 minutes to the top of the hour and you should hit the top right when it lights up. Downside - it doesn't last long. It goes around one full time after it is loaded. The whole thing only lasted about 8 minutes.
  • It is the place where French revolution showed its lowest. Here executed the heroes of the revolution by their brothers in arms. It helps you reflect on what it was all about. Today there is one engraved stone burried in the ground to remind you that. I think it was the brightest and darkest chapter at the same time in French National history. Do visit to stand at the place where one stood a tall structure with a sparking blade at the top glistening silver in the bright sun shine that fell on the necks of the people who took the initiative to put it in place. Guillotine!!!

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