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Place de la Concorde

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Address: | At the end of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France
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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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Place de la Concorde is an interesting area, it is at one end of the Champs Elysees and it is where Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI were executed. There is a wonderful fountain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Place de la Concorde is an interesting area, it is at one end of the Champs Elysees and it is where Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI were executed. There is a wonderful fountain and an Egyptian Obelisk, the Concorde Bridge is in view, you can see the Eiffel Tower and the Arc De Triomphe in the distance, you really know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Place de la Concorde is a place you must visit while in Paris. It is history in your eyes. Simple but Great! The obelisk from Egypt is located in the center of huge square but you can come close and look on the writing ,,, there you can see diagrams that show how this huge piece was transported to Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Astonishing place, with views of the rebuild after the WW2. pictures from there to the Eifeil (pick it up with your hands!) is simple but a must have

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Everytime a stroll takes me there, I gasp. It is huge and you can see major landmarks from there, especially historical, near by or in the distance: the Obelisk (Napoleon "stole" it when he conquered Egypt), the luxurious Crillon Hotel, the Alexandre III bridge (named after the tsar), and in the distance, the Eiffel Tower, the Arch of Triumph, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit in the heart of Paris. Steeped in history, you will not be disappointed. Great place to also see the Arc de Triomphe. If you are willing to walk you can get to opera which is very close, the Eiffel Tower and the museums. Equally the transport system is very good too and there are stations... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Place de la Concorde is a very important square in Paris, but it is still quite simple with an obelisk in the middle

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I like the Obelisk of Concorde Plaza. It is very huge. Also, plaza itself is very relaxing, peaceful area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It is a very simple square in Paris, despite it has a very important and amazing monolith in memory of those who died there. If you visit it around 12pm you can make impressive compositions with the monolith and the sun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The largest square in Paris (over 21 acres) was designed in 1755 and named after the King Louis XV. Later it became well-known as the execution site of many famous public figures after the French Revolution. Today, it is the imposing square with monumental views all around it. Beside the Luxor Obelisk, there are two equally famous fountains devoted to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I only passed through here but was keen to see the Obelisk. This is the site where King Louis XVI was executed by the guillotine as was Marie Antoinette. It's a very busy area for traffic which spoils things a little.

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