We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Place de la Concorde

At the end of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)
Improve this listing
Ranked #91 of 763 Attractions in Paris
Book Now

Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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,... more » 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. « less
Write a Review

770 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    290
    331
    135
    12
    2
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Palisades Park, New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

a very big tower and statues surrounding it, really... at the end of Champs-Elysees so you can see Arc de Triomphe and Musee de Louvre. Also you get a view of Eiffel tower. but it's just a busy roundabout, pretty much.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cookeville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
50 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Truly a spectacle to see. Just relax and enjoy the sight. The Luxor obelisk and the fountains. Read the history of this place before you go and you will enjoy it even more.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Varazdin, Croatia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This central square of Parisian life is apsolutely monumental - the convergence of historical landmarks of french culture and in the middle of the square lies "Cleopatra's Needle" - an obelisk older than all of France, geometrically alligned to the Arc de Triomphe and the ultra modern Pyramid of Louvre. You cannot miss this sight while in Paris!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The obelisk at this site was taken from Luxor in Egypt and 250,000 people came to see it on the day when it was first placed here. It is one of the finest in the world and located on a key site in the French revolution where the main guillotine operated in the square. I am a bit of a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
72 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

With the noisy traffic around this square, it is difficult to believe that this square witnessed the mass executions of the French Revolution! It is a lovely space (except for the traffic!) with the Egyptian obelisk in the centre and the two fountains - it can take some time to get to the centre and you need to be careful... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

For the sake of visiting all the remarkable places in Paris.. we saw La Concorde Square on the run.. it looks very nice.. so hard to pass the street there.. very near Tuilleries Jardin.. so we visited it along.. took a nice photo and that's it

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I always get excited when I walk or travel up the Champs Elysses, this street in Paris is always so alive, with the many beautiful shops, great cafes to sit and relax enjoying a coffee and people watching......there are even street acts to entertain you. At the top end of the Champs Elysses is the Arc de Triomphe, and if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
41 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It is worth seeing Place de la Concorde day or night as the atmosphere is totally different. The fountains with beautiful statues and the tall Obelisk are fantastic. At night they appear magical in the warmth glow of the lights. It is among the locations in Paris not to be missed. Place de la concorde is a short distance to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
burlington ontario
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
62 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The old guillotine site that has been replaced with antiquities like the Obelisj from Egypt. The Place is vast as it needs to be to accomodate the buses and tourists. Learning the history is a must to enhance the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Stunning, beautiful fountains, statutes and an amazing obelisk which was a gift from Egypt. The figures vary, however, thousands of people were given 'a short hair cut' (executed via the guillotine) here. The courtyard of the Palace is very vast. Go see it!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Place de la Concorde also viewed

Paris, Ile-de-France
 
Paris, Ile-de-France
Paris, Ile-de-France
 

Been to Place de la Concorde? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Place de la Concorde, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing