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Place de la Concorde

Address: At the end of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)
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Ranked #88 of 624 Attractions in Paris
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The city's largest public square has a lengthy history as well - it...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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, Marie-Antoinette, Robespierre and many others during the French Revolution.
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Place de la Concorde is the junction at the bottom of the Champs Elysees where it meets Rue de Rivoli and Quai des Tuileries. The main access to the Jardins des Tuileries leads off Place de la Concorde but the only thing to "see" is the Luxor Obelisk. Apart from that it's just many, many lanes of Parisien traffic doing... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were in Paris in December. We went to Arc de Triomphe first and on a straight road , Champ Elysee, you will find the Roue de Paris. This is where Place de la Concorde is.... It is surrounded by beautifully lighted buildings and it is worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Place de la Concorde is a very highly visited site with an impressive Egyptian Obelisk standing right in the middle of the square. Worth a visit. Nice photos, with a view to Champs-Elysees as well as the Musee de Louvre & the Jardin des Tuileries.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

During the French Revolution, the statue of Louis XV of France was torn down and the plaza renamed "Place de la Révolution". We were told that King Louis XVI was executed here. Place de la Concorde with fountains, gardens and surrounding buildings is part of the great walk from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe. One of the landmarks... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

While it's just another plaza it's worth a look for the historical and beauty it holds... Could spend a little bit of time here looking around at it all...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is the site of Marie Antoinette's beheading. They brought her from Le Conciergerie on the Il de Citi near Saint Chappelle in an open cart through the streets to this location. It must have been horrific. Also check out the Obelisk that Napolean trotted home with. Nice souvenir!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Place de la Concorde, is the largest in Paris and is situated along the Seine and separates the Tuilerie Gardens from the beginning of the Champs Elysees. What a marvelous place to stop and take in the beautiful romantic Paris.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

While it is just another plaza - and it is lovely with its fountains and lamp posts - it is a must visit because of its history. This is the place that was renamed the Place de la Revolution and where Louis XVI was executed. So a short walk around the plaza will be all you need.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is the area where an Egyptian obelisk is on display. This was gift from Muhammad Ali to King Louis-Philipe. The twin to this obelisk is in front of Luxor Temple in Luxor Egypt.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It is usually known as a historic monument, so if you are not into history you will not usually be interested in visiting it. Nevertheless, I went there On December 29, 2014, and there was the "Grande Roue De Paris" (Ferris Wheel). I really loved it. It takes you in one of its cabins to see Paris from Above. It... More 

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