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Place de la Concorde

#70 of 1,068 things to do in Paris
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Address: | At the end of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France
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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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Very large square in Paris

Drove by on our hop-on tour in June 2012 and saw the lovely fountains and the obelisk that was given to the French from Egypt. Then in October 2013, I walked along the place du... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's easy to arrive here when walking from one end of the city to another. This is a great vantage point for many Paris attractions. It's located at the end of the Champs Elysées. From here, the Eiffel Tower seems to line up with Place de la Concorde's obelisk. This square is also where you can also visit nearby attractions... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Drove by on our hop-on tour in June 2012 and saw the lovely fountains and the obelisk that was given to the French from Egypt. Then in October 2013, I walked along the place du Concorde on my way to invalides. Very nice buildings and you can see the Eiffel tour from here as well as the trees lining the... More 

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Located between the start of the Champs Elysees and the gates to the Jardin des Tuileries and Musee de l'Orangerie, you have a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower. In our case, we also had a perfect view of the New Year's fireworks show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Much to see in the "square" including the two fountains and the Luxor Obelisk. You can also see the Arc d'Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower from this vantage point.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Place de la Concorde is just few minutes walks from the Louvre museum and champs elysees. The iconic ancient Egyptian monument "Massala" is located in the middle of the square. We took the big wheel to see Paris from top. It was a very nice experience to see the Champs Elysees Street from top, Louvre museum, and Eifel tower. It’s... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here quickly on our way to Champs Elysees. Doesn't take much time but definitely worth a look. Either side there are also beautiful fountains which just so happened to be frozen during our visit. The photos we took of icicles hanging form then were incredible.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Between the Tuileries and the Champs Elysee is the Place de le Concorde. Don't simply pass it by. The obelisk was brought back from the Napoleonic campaigns into Egypt and bears hieroglyphs and gold leaf. It's really amazing to see given its age and distance form it origin. Also, surrounding ground has various markings I also found interesting. And be... More 

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Always a gem to stop by! Doesn't take much, just a neat place on the must-see things in Paris. Walk thru the gardens from there towards the Louvre. Beautiful stroll

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it's a nice, popular square in Paris and the largest one I think (it IS very large!). I though it was a nice place to see for a short trip, as you have a 360 degree view onto for example the Arc de Triomphe. the obelisk is a gift from Egypt, so it's rather untraditional. in December there is also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting historical landmark with an infamous past, especially during the French Revolution currently it has two rather lovely after fountains and the Oblisk of Luxor, a 3000 year old Egyptian antiquity. It also is home to the giant Ferris wheel. A good place to wander around, stop and feel the history.

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