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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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The big problem with the attraction is that there is so much of traffic around the Obelisk, it is impossible to get near it to have a good look at it. It does however provide a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The obelisk is interesting, but there's not really all that much else to see on this place, still worth it to go by if you're in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The big problem with the attraction is that there is so much of traffic around the Obelisk, it is impossible to get near it to have a good look at it. It does however provide a good landmark for directions. Paris is a confusing city for those from newer countries with straight roads!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is in the city paris and normally included in City Tour. A ggod place to have a glance but not a must

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Tracy, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is busy, and has many things going on at once. Maybe I thought the Place de la Concorde would be more peaceful. Traffic is heavy and, when we were there, they were setting up for something. Lots of tour buses. Difficult to spend any time with the Obelisk. I found it a place to pass through.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Easy to identify with the massive Luxor temple Obelisk in the middle, the Place de la Concorde was an important site in the French Revolution. A place where lots of people was executed by a massive guillotine, including Robespierre, Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. Now a days, its more a traffic madness place than an attraction but its a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Besides the historical significance of this area the surrounding views of the Eiffel Tower, gardens and fountains plus the Obelisk make this a special place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you've thought about getting your head chopped off lately, this could be the place for you. At least it was for Marie Antoinette. Ha! Aside from the good ol' Guillotine days of La Revolution, this place is cool. There is an obelisk, a funky fountain, and view of the top of the Eiffel tower. So, not all bad. :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

During the winter of 2013, I visited France. A great piece of history in France, and is very close to all other major attractions. A great paris city like experience. Beware of thieves!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I tell my students that this is one of the most important (if not the most important) spots in France history. Standing on the spot where thousands of French nobels were executed makes the history of France seems more real than anything I've experienced. A beautiful spot to mark France's tragic past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The concord was lively but spacious. Very hot day but the gardens provided seats & shade to sit & watch the world go by. Transports one to a restful place where any cares drift away. Great for people watching. Gardens are huge with some good restaurants. Sun remained high a long time which added to the ambiance when having an... More 

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Address: | At the end of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal

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