Place de la Concorde, Paris

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At the eastern end of Champs-Élysées lies Place de la Concorde, Paris' largest public square with a unique artifact at its center: the giant Obelisk of Luxor, which is 3,300 years old. This ancient Egyptian obelisk is 23 m (75 ft) tall and decorated with hieroglyphics exalting the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II. On either side, you'll see the two Fontaines de la Concorde. The south fountain commemorates the maritime spirit of the nation ,with large semi-nude figures representing the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The north fountain celebrates the Rhône and Rhine Rivers, with large figures representing navigation and agriculture. Marvelous vistas radiate out in every direction from the center of this public space, including a grand view of the famous Champs-Élysées. During the 18th century, when it was called Place de la Revolution, King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and many others faced death by guillotine in this public square. Arrange your visit to Place de la Concorde and discover more family-friendly attractions in Paris using our Paris trip planning site .
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  • We passed several times through this beautiful square and there was always something new to admire. It is the most important square in Paris and the second largest in France. It is located at the beginning of the Champs-Elysees, between the Arc de Triomphe and the Tuileries Gardens. In the center of the Square is the Luxor Obelisk, more than 3000 years old from egypt's Luxor temple, next to it are two beautiful fountains "Fontaine des Mers and Fontaine des Fleuves". During the French Revolution it was known as Revolution Square, where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were executed. Unmissable from Paris.
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  • Start or finish your tour at Place de la Concorde to example the Arc de Triomphe is a very beautiful route, excellent place for meeting place. It has a slightly heavy story but the Square is beautiful, on sunny days it tastes good to be in such a large space waiting for friends. (a little noisy but after all we are in a big and beautiful city ) I strongly recommend.
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  • We had amazing weather considering it was February. As you can see it’s a monument and easily assessable. We had to cross a large road to get to it. Very impressive to see. We continued walking on towards Eiffel Tower. It’s a sight to see when your in Paris for sure.
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