Place de la Concorde

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Place de la Concorde
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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 area
Address
Neighborhood: Champs-Élysées
This area is characterized by its namesake avenue which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive offices and presidential palaces; architecture from 19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.
How to get there
  • Concorde • 2 min walk
  • Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau • 8 min walk
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Gp Capt R K D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,656 contributions
Historical ! Iconic Obelisk
Jan 2021 • Couples
The centre of attraction of the square is the Obelisk. This Obelisk which once adorned the Luxor Temple in Egypt,now stands tall here.
Written January 15, 2021
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Yanie P
Indonesia316 contributions
Cool Egyptian Obelisk
Dec 2019 • Couples
Situated between the Champs-Elysees and the Tuileries Garden, this big Parisian square is decorated with statues and beautiful fountains. Put it on your list when in Paris.
Written November 28, 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,018 contributions
The difficult history of the largest square in Paris.
Oct 2019
Place de La Concorde is perhaps the most spacious square in Paris. Unlike other squares in the city, it is bounded by buildings only to the North. Louis XV architect Jacques-ane Gabriel deliberately opened the view of the Seine, the Tuileries Park and the Champs-Elysees. Parisians who came to the opening in 1763 saw on the square not a long pencil obelisk, but a statue of Louis XV. However, the subsequent history of the square was tragic. On may 30, 1770, Parisians celebrated the second (first by proxy) marriage of the grandson of Louis XV with the Austrian Princess Marie Antoinette. Many people gathered as the Treasury paid for music, fireworks, wine, bread and meat. The celebration ended with a terrible stampede and the death of 139 Parisians. A century later, the same thing will happen to the Russian Emperor Nicholas II on the Khodynka field. As you know, he shared the fate of Louis XVI. Concorde it was too late. With the guillotine. The guillotine moved here to the place de La revolution from the famous place de Greve (now the place Hotel de Ville) in 1792 to mark the 30th anniversary of the square with the execution of Louis XVI. However, deprived of Royal privileges, he was called by that time citizen Louis Capet. His hapless wife followed him six months later in October 1793 here. However, the accusers Danton, Hebert, Chaumette and Robespierre were beheaded here. After all, the guillotine, a Scottish invention, was applied to all citizens without exception, which emphasized their equality before the law. The directory removed the guillotine from the square and renamed it the place de La Concorde. Artist David proposed to install a Statue of "Horses of Marley" on the side of the Champs-Elysees. However, the main changes occurred almost half a century later under Louis-Philippe in 1836. The main landmark of the square is the 23-meter Luxor obelisk of Ramses II. Installing the 230-ton gift of the Governor of Egypt, Mehmet Ali, was a non-trivial task. Allegorical statues of the 8 main cities of France (Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Brest, Nantes, Lille, Rouen and Strasbourg) emphasize regional unity. Paris and Toulouse are forgotten. Interestingly, the statue of Strasbourg was draped from 1871 to 1918, when the capital of Alsace was occupied as a result of the disastrous Franco-Prussian war of 1870.
Written September 23, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia29,372 contributions
Great area
Oct 2019
Place de la Concorde is a large public square. It is a central area and an attractive one as well. There are several monuments and it is a place to walk around or just stand or sit or meet up with people. There are a couple of beautiful fountains and the Egyptian obelisk which add more beauty to the square. On the one side are the Tuileries Gardens and the Arc de Triomphe at the other end of the Champs Elysees. And of course there are many more sights besides these.
Written September 15, 2020
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA3,456 contributions
Major Square in Paris
Dec 2019
A major Parisian square between the Champs-Elysees and the Tuileries Garden, this is a beauty. Decorated with statues and fountains, it was designed as a moat surrounded octagon. Not to be missed when in Paris.
Written July 29, 2020
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BackPacker800547
Bilston, UK574 contributions
Lovely big square
Jul 2020 • Couples
And thsts it really. Cool Egyptian obelisk, some lovely fountains but essentially a square between two places
Written July 24, 2020
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ubbabe
166 contributions
One of the most beautiful iconic Parisian photo spots
Jul 2020
Stunning views of the best of Paris - one of the best places for photos. While Hotel de Crillon is still not open (due to open at the end of August), there is an old-fashioned Hotel de Crillon ice-cream truck where you can grab an ice-cream cone (although at €8/scoop - a bit steep).
Written July 21, 2020
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Adrienne K
Clarksburg, MD318 contributions
Any time of day of night it's beautiful place to experience Paris
Jul 2019
Unfortunately the ferris wheel (Roue de Paris) is no longer there but it is worth seeing the obelisk. My son and I lucked out because it was a cloudy/sunny spring day in Paris which made it perfect for pics. The best part is the obelisk looks different at different times of the day (we were in Paris 14 days and drove through the Place de la Concorde many times) as well as in sunshine and clouds. The black/golden gilded gate which leads to the Place de la Concorde is incredible and you can get great long distance shots of the Eiffel Tower. It was tough to get alone shots of the fountain and you had to time it just right to get the water flowing. A must see in Paris!!
Written June 9, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand17,020 contributions
Obelisk and Fountain
Jan 2020
The plaza is fairly large and in the middle of it is an island with an obelisk and a fountain. The obelisk has a golden tip and hieroglyphics along the side. It was quite an interesting thing to see. The fountain is also quite interesting with the sculpture in the fountain.
The plaza is located at one end of the Tuileries garden and has an entrance there. We went in the evening and it was quite busy with lots of people just loitering around. I wasn't sure if they were waiting for anything though. Apart from the pedestrian traffic, there were also quite a few cars so I didn't end up going close the obelisk or fountain.
Written May 12, 2020
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Chijioke O
Abuja, Nigeria559 contributions
Iconic
Feb 2020 • Friends
Interesting place smack in the middle of paris. There is an obelisk (monolith?) with a lot of hieroglyphics on it. Was made to understand that the monolith (obelisk?) came from egypt. The place was the site of the beheading of a king(wow) and a queen(wow wow). The obelisk is in the middle of a square in the middle of a busy road(a giant roundabout). Could be a bit busy but worth the stress. Lots of visitors,tourists(me😏😏😏). One of the must sees in Paris. It is close to the champs-elysees(hope I got that right)
Written April 14, 2020
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