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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked the Champs-Elysees on a cool September afternoon it was supposed to be raining but it held off until later. So many people with so many cameras, we saw a little pickpocketing going on. Central Paris with the Arch de Triomph in biew and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty to see, get some air of this grand open infrastrucure where the cars don't take all or nearly all of the space. A close look at the obelisk is well worth it and interesting. Nice photo opportunities as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Paul V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The obelisk has an interesting history and the square is very nice. It's also a great starting point for a stroll to the Arc.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place de la Concorde is located at the edge of Jardin des Tuileries and the beginning of the Champs Élysées. It is also the home of the Luxor Obelisk and during the Christmas season there is a ferris wheel. It offers a view of both...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JAYDenver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can hardly avoid seeing the obelisc at Place de la Concorde, since most tourists to Paris at some point end up at the Louvre/Champs Elysees/Arc de Triomphe. This impressive monument was made by the Egyptians some three millennia ago, and has the last two...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnotherSwede
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Place de la Concorde is a very large Square. It has the oldest monument erected in the middle and this obelisk has over 3,000 years of age. Apart from that the place is famous for visitors beause it served as guilotine to execute Louis XVI...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

The Place de la Concorde has one of the oldest monuments in Paris. The Luxor Obelisk may have been installed in the 1830's, but it is actually over 3000 years old. It was gift from Egypt that is actually pretty cool and ornate...and they even...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This has so much beauty in this one block. So much history as well. The obelisk over 3,000 years old. I love the instructions on the side of the obelisk - looks like IKEA instructions to me. This is also the place where Marie Antoinette...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VickiA63
Reviewed October 12, 2018

It’s a nice enough square, but at the end of the day it is just a tall pointy thing with cars driving around it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Cross this big square at your own risk as there is always a lot of traffic trying to race by. Big obelisk in the center. Famous statues and a fountain. Stone, no greenery. Way too polluted. It's very historic as this is where the nobility...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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You can take a 1 hour walk with a wonderful view: cross the Alexandre III bridge, pass through the Invalides, and walk on the Champs de Mars to the Eiffel Tower. Or just follow the Seine, it is shorter. Or take the metro 8... More
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You don't need tickets for the Place or the park.
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Californigander
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Tip Report (3 Replies)
I am so sorry that I haven't posted a trip report yet, but I plan to within a month or so. Things have been very busy for me lately. Overall, though, I want to say that we had an absolutely FABULOUS trip with thanks to all of you. I kept a journal throughout our stay so the memories will not fade away. I thought that I would at least mention some of our favorite things: Me: Luxembourg Gardens, Monet's Gardens, Parc Monceau, Place de la Concorde, the fountains at Versailles, the...More
September 21, 2008|
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Oops, I meant to title this "Trip Report", not "Tip Report."
Florence_and_Mary
North Weald, United Kingdom
First time - Help please!!!!! (5 Replies)
My friend and I are planning on visiting Paris very soon and are just putting together our itinerary. We will arrive lunchtime on day 1, have 2 full days and then return on 4th morning. We want to visit; Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame, Arc de Tromphe, Hotel des Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Picasso Museum, Montmartre, Moulin Rouge, Champs Elysees, River Seine (boat trip) & Le Bon Marche. Can anyone advise how/when to do these things in terms of location etc? Also we...More
July 12, 2007|
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dg2006
Paris, France
End of the Ferris wheel at Place de la Concorde (12 Replies)
Just to let everyone know that this is the last time the giant Ferris wheel at Place de la Concorde will be set up there. The city council have decided not to renew its installation there in November 2018. I think it will be there till May 2018, but after that will be moved to a different location.
November 23, 2017|
Response fromlittlelambSussex|
Thanks for the info dg - is that a different place in paris? Or elsewhere?