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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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  • In Paris, everything is great, this square is a kind of beginning of other places, namely the Ferris wheel or Eye, the home of the Champs-Elysées can see the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe far Alexander bridge and the views are beautiful since it is devoid of vegetation and displays the above attractions... and also to make a break from both Parisian transit
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  • Not to be missed under any circumstances! One of the emblematic places of Paris, at the end of the Champs Elysees with in its center the famous obelisk and its golden pyramidion.
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  • If you are lucky enough to have the Sun, little traffic and no work, you will get full view, so the prospects are many and great. Too bad the Ferris wheel to alter the landscape.
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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.