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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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Nothing I can say here that hasn't already been said. It's a must see if in Paris. We visited it in the early evening when there was less traffic and one could take some nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It was a great experience to visit the Place de la Concorde square and experience the symmetry of the design of design and layout of the city on such a grand scale. I am impressed with the vision on the leaders at the time. It is a great spot to visit to gain perspective on the locally of the major... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is clearly an essential site to visit whilst in Paris, but the traffic flowing all around does detract from the quality of the overall experience. It can't have been easy to bring that giant obelisk back from Egypt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Nothing I can say here that hasn't already been said. It's a must see if in Paris. We visited it in the early evening when there was less traffic and one could take some nice photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Worth a visit to Place de la Concorde. Very pretty but very busy getting across the road to the centre

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a very large place, with the obelisk in its center. There is too much traffic: it is a very noisy area, and it is not pleasant to cross it by foot. The obelisk is not set up on a high platform. It is not that high, and it looks quite small in the center of this large place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We have enjoyed this grand crossing on occasion in the past and have studied the Egyptian Obelisk and the Site of The Guillotine. However this Sunday was the day of the Paris Marathon and we took advantage to support the runners and enjoy the unusual chance to stroll in an area without traffic. Standing in the middle of the road... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This 20 or so acre site is bordered by the Tuileries Gardens and marks the beginning of the Champs Elysees. Built for a statue of Louis XV, soon after became the place de la revolution and the central monument wasn't the kings' statue but the guillotine! Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and some 1,000 others were executed here, however in 1795... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Take a walk from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe (or vice versa) and you'll walk many interesting worth seeing places. But I won't go deep into the Arc or the museum (that's for another review), but I will give a little description of the Place de la Concorde. The place itself is not big and it only has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Place de la Concorde (or the place of harmony) has had a very bloody history. This is the place where the guillotine was located during the revolution. The guillotine had to be moved regularly as the ground became soaked with blood from all the beheadings and kept sinking. Apparently (or so I was told) when Marie Antoinette mounted the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A good starting point for your journey. There's a Metro station (Concorde) right next to it. Jardin de Tuileries is next door or you can walk along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées towards the Arc de Triomphe

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From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.