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Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Luxor Obelisk (also referred to as Cleopatra's Needle) is a 23 metre tall Egyptian obelisk located at Place de la Concorde between the Champs-Elysees and Jardin de Tuileries. The monument is flanked by two large scale fountains known as the Fountain of Seas (Fontaine...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to spot, with its 23 meters height and the golden pointy end and its location in the middle of the biggest Paris square. An impressive historical piece, made in Egypt more than 3000 years ago.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank doruc645
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Obelisque de Louxor was donated by Egypt and placed at the Place de la Concorde. This Obelisk of Luxor is about 3,000 year of age. One of the must-see spot in Paris.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed October 7, 2018

The Egyptian Obelisque de Louxor is clearly visible on the Champs-Elysees in Paris when walking by the Louvre. Exquisitely carved amd about 3,000 years old one of a pair originally sitting at the temple of Luxor in Egypt. A gift to Paris.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

One of Napoleon's stolen treasures from Egypt, this ancient tower sits in the middle of a traffic circle. Lots of noise and pollution, maybe not a suitable place for a piece of history?

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The Obelisk of Luxor built around 3.000 years ago was originally located at the front of the Temple of Luxor. It was donated by Egypt and currently located at the "Place de la Concorde".

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Be sure to get close to see all the inscriptions on it. I came upon this as I was walking to the Louvre. If you are into photography, be sure to include the Eiffel Tower in the background to make a nice composition- sort of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert H
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Its worth a look but nothing mind blowing. But the view looking up the Champs E. is worthwhile. Also the square around it is great on Bastille day!Great military processions

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank djhallett
Reviewed September 15, 2018

The Obelisk is in the centre of the Place de la Concorde. It is one of Napoleon's campaign trophies, from Egypt. It's very tall. The Obelisk is several thousand years old, it's worth a look. By the way 'concorde'. means that we are all getting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This is an impressive statue. I would recommend you to research the history of it so you would know why it is so special.

Date of experience: October 2017
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