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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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At The End of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walk all the way down Champs-Elysées from Arc de Triomphe and you will reach the Place before transitioning to the gardens outside the Louvre. Make sure you cross at the pedestrian crossings, the traffic can be full on.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Margherita_Lover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is big and beautiful but it's a shame that vehicles consume most of the space. It's located near the Louvre and the Orangerie museum and you can stroll the avenue till you reach the Arc DeTriumph.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vasw-George
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of the Champs Elysses sits the Place de la Concorde- you can’t miss it if you just head for the Eqyptian Obelisk- it takes pride of place in the middle of the square - great views and really quite beautiful as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve-70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like many gigantic roundabouts in Paris you don't ever want to run the outer rim to the center. Be it the Obelisk at Place De La Concorde, or Arc de Triomphe or Place de la Bastille. Use either the underground walkway systems or the crosswalks...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IVegas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the iconic squares of Paris, full of interesting things to see, including the 3 millennia old Egyptian obelisk. Great photo opportunities, great views over Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel tower and other amazing buildings and monuments.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank doruc645
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a huge open space with traffic racing across in a seemingly chaotic rush. Worth a few minutes watching it. Also the obelisk to see, the lampposts with boats on had been painted up and looked good.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed November 29, 2018

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 November 19, 2018

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 November 15, 2018 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 November 14, 2018

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
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Marco P
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May 27, 2017|
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Response from mcitaly2016 | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from MrdDiDiMau | Reviewed this property |
You don't need tickets for the Place or the park.
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Californigander
Grants Pass, Oregon
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|
Response fromCalifornigander|
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?