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Place de la Concorde

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Address: | At the end of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France

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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Don't miss the little things !!!!!

When a visitor is surrounded by the beauty that is everywhere in Paris, you can sometimes forget to look at the little things. I have attached some photos of the little things... read more

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We had a wonderful evening playing on 100 year old Fair rides and games with wonderful attendants and circus artists, then we were off to a beautiful, elegant evening dinner at L'Automobile Club de France at 6 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France. It was a such a long and beautiful day that I barely remember the food, I... More 

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One of the best place to be in Paris. If you have a little time, go to the middle of the place : you will see a great view of the straight line which begin at la piramide du Louvre and finished at la Défense.

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When a visitor is surrounded by the beauty that is everywhere in Paris, you can sometimes forget to look at the little things. I have attached some photos of the little things that you should not miss: Photo 1: Place de La Concorde has a beautiful pool with stunning sculpture; Photo 2: The "Luxor Obelisk" at Place de La Concorde... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very busy traffic circle where several major boulevards converge. A large obelisk is in the center and the ferris wheel on one side. Not a great place to be a pedestrian unless very vigilant. Any city tour will pass through here eventually.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a bit of history and worth a short visit. Easy to miss when you are driving by in a taxi. Hard to rave about it though.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Frentic traffic, end of Champs elysee, obelisk and ferris wheel are main characteristics of this square.

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Place de la Concorde is at the very heart of touristic Paris. Sandwiched between the Tuileries Gardens to the East and the Champs Elysee to the West, it is limited by the river Seine on the South side and the Hotel de Crillon and the Automobile Club de France and the start of the rue de Rivoli on the North... More 

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... right in the middle of town. Mixture of streets, free space and some attractions like the ferris wheel.

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This is located at one end of Champs-Elysees and is the city's largest square. At this site, sits a meaningful obelisk which was a gift from Egypt, two gorgeous fountains, a temporary tremendous sized ferris wheel and what I find most fascinating is that this is a site where a guillotine once stood. One of the most famous guillotined was... More 

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Situated in the 8th arrondissement at the end of the Champs-Elysées, Place de la Concorde is the largest Square in Paris. Designed as an octagon, the square is decorated with statues and fountains. I was impressed by the wonderful Egyptian Obelisk in the center. But the traffic is too heavy!

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