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Reviewed 13 August 2019

This octagonal public square covers an area of over 7 hectares and is located between the Champs-Elysees and the Tuileries Gardens. In the middle of the square is an Egyptian obelisk and two beautiful fountains. We were lucky that we chose a Saturday to visit as the square was closed to motor vehicle traffic and was a pedestrian only area. There was however a strong police presence and security checkpoints to enter the square, I think because there may have been "yellow vest" demonstrations on that day. The following day the traffic had returned and you would have taken your life in your own hands trying to get to the middle of the square to take a close look at the obelisk and fountains.

The square was built during the middle of the 18th century and was initially called the Place Louis XV and carried an equestrian statue of him at its centre.

During the French Revolution the statue of Louis XV was torn down and the square was renamed the Place de la Revolution. The King, Marie Antoinette and Robespierre are among many who lost there heads here.

The name of the square was changed to the Place de la Concorde after the Revolution in 1795 but again had several name change iterations before returning to the Place de la Concorde in 1830, which it has stayed since.

There is not a lot to see in this huge square but it does offer good views up to the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 10 August 2019

This was our 2nd visit here over a few years & believe me The Place de la Concorde is incredible for her time. We did get ourselves a guide when we came this time as there is so much history here you dont want to miss a thing. It was a journey back in time to Marie Antoinette for me and I was just taken by the wealth & majesty here. Its not a day you will forget ~ Put it on your list & soak it all up & enjoy.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2019

At the "bottom" of the Champs Elysses you can get great photographs of the concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. You can also capture images of the Concorde and Eiffell tower in the same shot. The street lights are also photogenic. Then walks over to the Seine and get a long range view of Notre Dame

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 August 2019

We literally just walked through as we went from the Champs Elysees to the Orangerie, but the scale of this place is incredible - & the history fascinating (& so relevant). Definitely worth to visit if you can.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2019

Started our day by taking the Metro and exiting near the Arc de Triomphe. Afterwards, walked down the Champs Elysees toward the Arc de Triomphe.

A beautiful walk along Paris/France's most famous boulevard. Did you know that the French came up with the term "Boulevard!"

When we reached the Place de la Concorde, I explained the significance of it to my granddaughter. It's still a magnificent place to gaze upon, especially when the fountains are flowing. Then we went to grab the #1 Metro back to our apartment.

Date of experience: July 2019
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