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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 #93 of 692 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Concorde is French for “harmony” but it is ironic that this was the place where thousands of royalists were beheaded by the Guillotine during the French revolution; the obelisk marks the spot where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were beheaded. The Egyptian obelisk which was gifted to the French in the 19th century marks the spot where the Guillotine used... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

There is a lot of traffic flowing around Place de la concorde, but you do get a good view of the Eiffel Tower from here, and I liked the shapes of the streetlights. The fountains weren't actually working when we visited, but they still looked nice. When we visited there was even a bride having wedding photos in one!

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Swindon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Place de la Concorde is worth visiting knowing the history of what happened at the location but considering what happened here you won't find the a place for quite reflection, like most of central Paris, traffic, traffic, traffic. If you have children then a quick flying visit and move somewhere either side of the square for open space for... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Central to so many attractions, full of history. Very atmospheric. Lovely cafés nearby to retreat to and take in what you have seen.

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meaux
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Its worth crossing the street and getting a closeup of the hyrogliphics. Very well preserved. This is also great at nighttime. The way they light up the monument is fantastic.

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

To me there is something essentially French about this square. Obviously, it is heaped in history and the majesty of the space sort of speaks of just that, however with the constant traffic, it is hard not to notice that it is very much part of the present. Standing in the right place, gives a pleasing contrast between the Egyptian... More

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Sanaa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The obelisk is believed to be more than 3000 years old from the ancient Egypt. At least it is kept in pristine condition and well maintained. Great place to be.

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Split, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

It's a huge pointy monument and that's about it.. but story behind it is quite interesting. When you compare it to other things you can see in Paris it's average, or even under that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I advise you to come here early morning 6-8. Look at the pictures I took of the sunrise over everything. Absolutely beautiful and best part hardly no traffic because, it soon gets busy here and you wont be able to see or soak up as much of the culture that is in front of your eyes. Just think this is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Its another landmark that is close to the Louvre. It has a huge obelisk and if you know history there was the plaza where the guillotine took many lives. Very peculiar place to be but a must. You can take very interesting shots at the sunset hour.

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