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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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It is found at the end of Champs Elysees. This is the biggest square in Paris where Marie Antoinette was beheaded. There is also the egyptian obelisk which is amazing to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

It is found at the end of Champs Elysees. This is the biggest square in Paris where Marie Antoinette was beheaded. There is also the egyptian obelisk which is amazing to see.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This beautiful place with its two gorgeous fountains where you can sit and read about some of its grisly history (the deaths of a King, Queen, a Princess plus other famous people of the time), or just people watch is to appreciate how much stunning architectural beauty you're surrounded by. It's one of many Parisian treasures you should visit whilst... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Historic place to visit! Very bright from the lights of the nearby Ferris Wheel. Nothing much to see, but just to be in a place where important acts in history took place was fulfilling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Alive and bubbling with loads of people like the rest of Paris. City of lights for sure.Nice photo opps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Place De La Concorde is a amazing obelisk that stands in the square outside some the worlds greatest artworks in the World. From this square, you can walk straight to the Louvre and say hello to Mona Lisa, or make a quick turn to stand among Water Lilies. Behind you is world class shopping, and all around is the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good to go and see this but only as part of other sights as there is not a lot to say about is a 23 metres high Egyptian obelisk standing at the center of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, Amazing piece of 'engineering' though!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

To be at Place de la Concorde is to get several Paris icons altogether in one place. This place is also easy to reach, simply by using Metro. If you come from Concorde Metro station: You will find the Luxor Obelisk at the centre of the square, with two iconic fountains on both sides, Arc de Triomphe/Champs Elysees far in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Go there if you have a good camera to get a beautiful photo of the Eiffel tour. The place itself is okay. Your there to take a photo. I recommend using a bus tour to stop there for photos. Smarter to go earlier in the morning when there are less people.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Luxor Obelisk is the oldest monument in Paris! Commissioned by Ramses II for the temple of Luxor (the pharaoh wanted to please sun god Amon) in the 13th Century BC, the two identical tall granite columns resembled a ray of sunshine and symbolized the link between the gods and the people. The pharaoh made sure the God knew who’s... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is really one of the most excited places in Paris. It is near Eiffel Tour and Muse De Louvre. You can enjoy there walking and sitting in the open areas or in Cafes spreads all over the square

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