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Place de la Concorde

At the end of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)
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Ranked #90 of 733 attractions in Paris
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is quite an imposing square! So much to see, so many tourists and the traffic, but this is a must do in Paris! Place de la Concorde has so much history, like most places in Paris, but this is where during the last part of the "Reign of Terror", in the summer of 1794, when in a single month... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoy visiting famous squares in the various cities that we have been to (Red Square in Moscow, Times Square in New York, Trafalgar Square in London, Tiannanmen Square in Beijing, St Peter's Square in Vatican City, St Mark's Square in Venice, Old Town Square in Prague, Heroes' Square in Budapest, etc). This square is a must visit in Paris.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There is history here, people, heavy tour bus traffic, and a great deal to look at. The obelisk is worth some time. Enjoy the fountains. Enjoy even the light posts. All are works of art.

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Chester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When I was 21 I backpacked in 8 countries in 8 weeks wit 2 best friends. My favorite places were Ukraine, the homeland of my parents, and Paris, the City of Lights, indeed! I spoke broken French so it was a treat for me to speak with the locals. We visited all the "hot spots" and historical attractions. We spent... More

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

a park that is very long, because I see it all the way from the bus. and many people who enjoy his days here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It's breathtaking, it's architecture, it's size, it's people, it's the perfect representation of Haussmann's grand design of the City. You must visit the Place and absorb the very essence of Paris. Yes, the traffic will be daunting and the scammers and the sellers. But your senses will be tested on every level. Take a deep breath and absorb all that... More

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Place de la Concorde is a beautiful square with great architecture. It is also very big and always has heavy traffic passing by. When we went there was a large viewing stand there, maybe for the Tour de France finals. The fountain in the square is beautiful and so are the nearby Tuilerie Gardens.

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We drove through this place on our bus tour and something was being constructed for the Tour de France that obstructed the view of the obelisk. We didn't get off the bus to take a closer look.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Due to preparations for the Tour de France we couldn't get close. The history was interesting, which we read from the Rick Steve's book. . Previous reviewer mentioned scams, what was the survey scam about? They wanted signatures? Also we saw the ring scam. Please also beware in the subways, twice someone tried to push in through on my token.

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It would be probably the starting point of your walk along Champs-Elysee. A huge roundabout, which is not deprived from its own works of art, statues and sculptures. You can also have a nice view of Tour Eiffel.

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