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Place de la Concorde

At the end of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)
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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
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Hurstbridge, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Quite a lot of historical significance and a great launching place to visit other sights. Metro station virtually underneath it so easy to get to. Great view up a number of avenues.

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ballwin mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful squares in Paris. Here was the dreaded Guillotine where many lost their heads. The machine stood directly in front of the " Brest" statue of that French city, There are four city statues, one on each corner of the square.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Standing in the Place de la Concorde you can see all the way up the Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe one way, and through the Carrousel Arch to the Louvre in the other direction. It is the best place to find your bearings if you have just arrived in the city. The metro exit is in the north east... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Impressive monument, you can see the Arc, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, but there is nothing else.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

the area in a middle surrounded by Champs Elysees, River, Shopping destination (opera) and Museums. Good Area to walk and breath fresh air in middle of paris. Recommend to visit along with river walk to enjoy more.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Place de la Concorde is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and most famous square of the entire city, this a huge square located just a few meters away from the Louvre Museum. Everything that is around is full of meaning and historical significance, including the buildings and the fantastic fountains. The obelisk is the major attraction of the Place... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It is an enormous area with the obelisk in the middle and roads on all sides. Impressive ? Yes but not a single tree or flower. Esthetic wise, it is very pleasant but seems to reflect a certain megalomania. It is what it is and a must to see if one is in Paris. Proof of a past when France's... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Place de La Concorde is where the guillotine was placed but now is a very large square that lends space between the Tuilleries gardens and the beginning of the Champs Elysee. At rush hour its definately a place to study the French slightly losing their cool and Gendomes conducting streams of traffic with aplomb.

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Palisades Park, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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.

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