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“A huge square, but where were the crowds?”

Place de la Concorde
Ranked #114 of 2,251 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Leaving the Orangery, we had to walk through the square to the Concorde Metro station. It was definitely a huge place with an obelisk. We could not remember much else, and for some reason the place was kind of quiet during the day it was almost creepy. Watch out when you cross the road as the cars are pretty fast in this area. Not something you must come to see, but fine if you need to walk across it anyway.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

I love this spot..

Always busy with traffics as well as tourists and wanderers....I have tried walking from Louvre to Place de la Concorde..as well as strolling around from Champs Elysees to here...both are fascinating...from Louvre, you can even see La Tour Eiffel from the distance..

Magnificent view for sure...and as the largest square in Paris, Place de la Concorde offers you alooot...I love its fountains..with angels, gods and goddess as well as some artistic forms like fruits and harvests plus flowing fresh water...love it...

And the obelisk is also wonderful ....coming from Luxor, this 3000-year-old obelisk is indeed stunning, at least for me...imagining this artifact adorning Ramesses II temple then now standing majestically in one of the busiest corners in Paris...

Well, this place surely has its charms...

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

An amazing place. We enjoyed walking up to Place de la Concorde and having a wander around. Best to go early evening than in the middle of the day.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

It was amazing to be at this place. This place is considered to be the largest square in the France capital. It is just at the end of Champs Elysees. We kept moving on from Arc de Trioumphe through the most expensive shopping streets of Paris i.e. Champs Elysees. Place de la Concorde has its legendary history too. We got perfect view of the head of the Eiffel Tower too at some point. The fountains were too good. It was cloudy day when we reached there in mid june. But we enjoyed being at this place.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a good center of the city and, yes, it has a grisly past but it has been remedied somewhat by naming it the Place de la Concorde and placing an ancient Egyptian obelisk where the people's razor used to be. Peaceful? Well, a bit busy to be peaceful. And as a center of the city the area of this square always amazes that it is as large as it is.
But back to it being a nice center of the city. You are just a couple of minutes away from the Seine which could also be called a center of the city. Also just a couple of minutes to the Musee de l'Orangerie and the impressionists who are hanging there besides the large Water Lilies by Monet.
Go in one direction and you are walking through the Jardin des Tuilleries and keep walking and you are in the courtyard of the Louvre and there is the new glass pyramid.
Go in the opposite direction and you are walking along the Champs-Elysees and if you look at it's end there is the Arc de Triomphe.
And just go away from the Place a bit and there are the Grand and Petit Palaces, the church of Marie Madeleine, the Place Vendome. Cross over the Seine and you are close to the Musee d'Orsay and Napoleon's tomb.
Yes, to me it seems like an appropriate center of this grand city.

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