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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 #88 of 632 Attractions in Paris
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Walking
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The obelisk and fountains here are just a delight and the park is great. Cafe's in the park adjacent to Concorde are a little overpriced and there is little place to hide if it rains but hey you are in Paris. I enjoyed sitting in the chiars by the ponds in the park even when it was raining and the... More

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Place de la Concorde is a huge public square in the middle of a oval traffic circle. There were so many lanes of traffic that they operated on different traffic lights so pedestrians can cross half the lanes without stopping cars. I was surprised at the size of it but the interior wasn't that remarkable. The Luxor Obelisk is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It is nice square with the Egyptian Obelisk in the middle. From the Place de la Concorde one can access the Champs Elysées, Jardin des Tuilleries, Ritz Hotel and place Vendome, etc. It is a very good sightseeing to visit.

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Grenoble, France
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Was walking here when it started to rain. That would definitely downgrade the experience for a lot of people, me included. But there's something to be said about this place. Its such a wide open space that for a second you may not feel overshadowed by buildings like in any other city, but tall enough to see much farther and... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Place de la Concorde is octagonal in shape and is a very busy traffic area. It is located between the Tuileries and the Champs Elysees, From the Tuilleries there is a lovely view of the Square, Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. During the Reign of Terror this was the place of execution. Near the statue representing Brest,... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great classically Parisian spot in a busy square with traditional landmarks all around! In one direction the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe with the Seine close by and the tip of the Eiffel tower (of you're tall enough!). Just be careful of the scam artists trying to trick you into giving away your Euros - the 'look I've found... More

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Situated at the end of the Tuileries (or the beginning, depending upon your point of view) is Place De La Concorde, a busy (and I do mean busy) part of Paris. Look directly ahead and you can see the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe. Look directly behind you and you can see the Louvre in the distance, and also... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Just amazingly precisely constructed, the awesomeness of the dimensions, pure obsessive focus on getting the parameters organized to see through to the arc de triumphe just a feat of human determination, love of pattern and and attention to detail, it's immenseness awe inspiring, a real treat. It is almost as though the Eiffel Tower and the obelisk, towering over Paris,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Place de la Concorde isn't really a major spot in itself. Yes, you can see a slight panorama over Paris, check out an Egyptian obelisk and gawk at Maxim's nearby... But I'd use this as a starting point for a walk through the Tuileries and then a left-turn towards Place Vendome.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This majestic square was a witness to Paris' history, like the beheadings of royalty, and also of triumph. The obelisk is a war trophy that Napoleon brought from Egypty. Two ornate fountains flank the Egyptian prize. One is bound to wander into this spot because of its central location. We passed through after visiting an exhibit at the Petit Palais.

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