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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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  • This square is located between the garden of Tuileries and the Champ Elysees Avenue. It has a source where formerly the guillotine where beheaded Luis XVI and María Antoinette was.
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  • The Plaza of the Concoria is located between the Champs Elysées and the Jardin des Tuileries. It is the second largest square in France, which is detected with the naked eye, the absence of trees. However, its magnificence is given by the Obelisk of Luxor, the wonderful sources of the Concordia (splendid of night) and the view in first flat of the hotel Crillon and the Ministry of the marine. There is a great contrast between these three elements, since the sources have Roman structure (such as the famous Fontana di Trevi) figures mixing human and marine; the Obelisk has a clearly Egyptian design and buildings, in the neoclassical style, French baroque-tinged. It is certainly, a visit that can plan together with the promenade avenues that mark. But in that case, a good workout is recommended because the distances are enormous.
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  • Located at the bottom of the Champs Elysees the concorde place to have a nice view of the garden of the Tuileries, the Senate, the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe. This place is also near the banks of the Seine. Attention a lot of cars. Access also to the Ferris wheel that allows on top of having a panoramic view over Paris
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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.