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Place de la Concorde

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Address: | At the end of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France
Activities: Walking
Description: The city's largest public square has a lengthy history as well - it served...
The city's largest public square has a lengthy history as well - it served as the site of the guillotine that was used to execute Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Robespierre and many others during the French Revolution.
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This is such a beautiful place to visit and one of the highlights is this Plaza. Very central. This is such an historical location as it is where the beheadings took place and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is such a beautiful place to visit and one of the highlights is this Plaza. Very central. This is such an historical location as it is where the beheadings took place and I believe it is where Marie Antoinette was beheaded by the angry hoardes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

The place de la Concorde in downtown Paris is the place from where the High Street-Chomps Elysées begins. It also leads to the Gardens leading to the Louvre museum. At the centre, is the Obelisk towering at about 23 metres, which was bought from Luxor in Egypt and gifted to the French kings by the viceroy of Egypt. There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Found at the end of the Jardin Tuileries, the Egyptian obelisk of Luxor is the midpoint from the Louvre to the Arc De Triomphe and can be easily seen from either end. The elegant fountains and obelisk with a golden top distracts people from it's original claim to fame: the site of hundreds of people executed by guillotine during the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Avoid at all costs. Traffic is abominable, trying to cross the road is a feat of bravery, and the police are always stopping you going where you want to go because some VIP has priority. Stressful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this place, first by walking towards it from the Louvre via La Jardin des Tuileries and then crossing the vast traffic. Yes, this was the historic place of the guillotine and its bloody toll but now stands the obelisk glittering with gold. What I really enjoyed were the fountains. Graceful and borderline, kitschy but very elegant. Great view... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I liked the fact I could use its location as a point on. Y map, read its history, and enjoy the nearby gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit this is a historic place and also a good place to see French/Parisien driving at its finest level of madness second only to the Arche De Triumphe to view this exciting spectator sport.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It is astounding and all what you have to do is just pass through it. Be it by car or better on foot. The square can be a nice start to walk through the Champs Elysee. Although it is not my first time to see it, I never get bored with it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

At least make a trip by the area because it nice to see. You an also make a pit stop at the park and check out the park. We rented a scooter to go around paris but a taxi or metro can easy work too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The beating heart of Paris. The Eiffel is nice, but the Place de la C is far more evocative of the French spirit of grandeur.

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Address: Address: | At the end of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France
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From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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