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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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I just love Paris. There are so may iconic place at the same place. Just turn your head and you will have different view. Place de la Concorde is of a kind. Enjoy it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just love Paris. There are so may iconic place at the same place. Just turn your head and you will have different view. Place de la Concorde is of a kind. Enjoy it!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made a point of walking to see the monument at Place de la Concorde. I was pretty disappointed in that it is just a column of Egyptian characters with a pretty gold top. I'm not a history buff so it will have more significance for many as the location of the guillotine. One can imagine the parade from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Must visit place... The area is full of historical buildings, Fountains with the view of eiffel tower... For place for taking pics... Worth a visit!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Place de la Concorde is located near the Seine River in a central area of Paris. It has two beautiful fountains (Fontaines de la Concorde) and a tall obelisk. In the center of the Place de la Concorde is an impressive Egyptian obelisk decorated with hieroglyphics. The obelisk was gifted to the French in the 19th century. The two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch yourself! There are really no lanes in the Place de la Concorde and cars are zipping by. It's a great place to view the scenery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Place de la Concorde is the best spot to start walking either tower the Arc de Triomphe or the Louvre. You can also get a glimpse of a lot of the famous monuments and landmarks of Paris. The obelisk and two beautiful fountains at this place and the eiffel in the distance make fantastic photography targets. A nice place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful always so much happening and I feel totally safe when walking around. One of Paris has to see spots

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This square is very vast and I like that. There are lots of attractions to see - bridge, fountains, monument, ferris wheel, buildings. Worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent price, I think 12 euros, to go up in the ferris wheel. you go around 2 times, maybe 20 minutes total for some really nice views of the city BYOB!! This is not a "must do" for Paris, but it is certainly nice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Center of it all. Great idea to get a little history insight before you go. To appreciate all that you see there, it will be added benefit.

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