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Place de la Concorde

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Address: | At the end of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France
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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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the obelisk is very beautiful, but at the time we were there it was surrounded by tarps and stands getting ready for the Euro cup parade. It is still worth seeing - the fountain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Troy, Mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the obelisk is very beautiful, but at the time we were there it was surrounded by tarps and stands getting ready for the Euro cup parade. It is still worth seeing - the fountain in front of it is also beautiful. this is the start of the Tuileries, the only part where there are still some gardens left.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't get up close to the obelisk due to construction I'm assuming was related to the EuroCup.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in quite the busy area of Paris. At the beginning/end of the Champs Elysses as you can imagine there is a fair amount of traffic in this area. It is of course a necessary evil which detracts from the enjoyment the surrounding landscape. We didn't stay long as there are less noisy areas within the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is located in front of the Champs Elysee avenue, the Garden of Tuilleries is located behind this place It has a Ferris wheel in the middle of this place, so you can have a privileged vision of the city the children loves it and its wonderful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

best to visit first thing in the morning as a busy square, the obelisk is impressive ( courtesy the egyptians ) and a walk up champs elysee for a cafe is a good days start

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is basically a traffic island, albeit fortunately with traffic lights and pedestrian crossings. It has the interesting Obelisk of Luxor in the middle. What makes it special is as part of a magnificent walk Louvre > Carrousel > Jardin des Tuileries > Place de la Concorde > Champs-Elysées > Arc de Triomphe. Watch out that if you visit in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK..so historically a lot has happened here in the past and I appreciate that but honestly...it felt like a huge system of traffic converged here, lots of mental drivers and I was happy to leave!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually just a huge traffic circle, BUT the view of the Eiffel Tower, Arc, etc are all great from here. The Monument in the middle was brought to France by Napoleon. Just be careful as you cross the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from this place during the evening is absolutely spectacular and you can also see the Eiffel Tower Light Show while you are enjoying the wheel. Would not suggest people to do during the day as you will not be able to enjoy the lights. People can go at a time when they can visit the louvre as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the opportunity to just be able to stand there and look around at all the eye could see. I bought myself a lovely scarf, printed jauntily in black and white. And what did it say ?? Well ... PARIS ... of course.

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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