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Place de la Concorde

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Address: | At the end of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France

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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Great Central point

Visually appealing and a great place so for some amazing shots. Be sure to take a ride on the Ferris Wheel, the later the better to really get amazing shots of Paris at night... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The space is vast and grand. During the French Revolution, the guillotine by which so many were killed (Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Robespierre, Danton) was placed here; so many came to watch and the blood flowed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A gateway for Champs Elisees, Eglise de Madeleine, Tulleries, Musee L'Orangerie and close to the Metro station. Great points with the Obelisque and many other monuments to ser.. in the way of the Madeleine, for the people who likes top brands, top level stores as Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana are in the way...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place de la Concorde feels to me like a bit of a change from the usual sites you see within Paris. There was a ferris wheel the last time we visited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

True this is a very large and impressive public square in central Paris. It offers wonderful views of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triumph, and a couple of fountains. However its historic significance must not be missed. This is where King Louis XVI was executed in the French Revolution in 1793. The obelisk in the centre dates back to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visually appealing and a great place so for some amazing shots. Be sure to take a ride on the Ferris Wheel, the later the better to really get amazing shots of Paris at night, when the city really comes alive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The largest square in Paris it is centrally located with great far off views of the Eiffel tower and Arc de Triomphe. The fountains and Obelisk are nice and they are on a area you can get to without worrying about traffic. The fountains were going in the cold of January. This square is close to many museums and is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No way would you not go here when wandering around Paris. The obelisk is just a bit bizarre, but stunning when you look carefully for a while. As it's located at the end of Champs Elysses, you can see so much when standing in this large open space.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk around this historic area and fella part of being in history. always active. A true part of being in Paris is being in this area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This impressive obelisk just seems out of place for the main drag of Paris. Impressive, yes, but odd. The Place also has a fountain on either side, which were half frozen this time of year

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

This is a very large open square in the middle of Paris. It is near the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre as well as the Champs-Elysee. The area is nice, with a large fountain and an obelisk. There are some Christmas markets around here.

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