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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 #89 of 691 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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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vinhedo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

So much meaning, content, history....in this area you can feel the drama, the guillotine, the revolution at its most; king ant the queen being killed by the people in front of people . Can you imagine yourself if you were there at this moment? No bread for the people and cakes for the queen? then the cold blood killing, the... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I believe that it is one of the most beautiful squares in Paris. It is at the end of the Champs-Élysées. The obelisk in the center of the round about for cars marks the exact center of Paris. Beware of scams and pick pockets. Try not to look like too much of a tourist here. Be careful with the traffic.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Place de la Concorde with its two beautiful fountains is one of the symbols of Paris. It is located between the Champs-Élysées and Tuileries Garden. The square definitely worth at least a short visit. For more details and photos you can visit my blog: http://myvacationitineraries.com/place_de_la_concorde/

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