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Place de la Concorde

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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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lot of tourists ..

visited this square as part of a group tour during april 2016 .. statues , giant wheel ,etc. and very neatly maintained .. saw lot of visitors in the area taking photos... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take pictures and move on. Nothing that amazing. You'll be in the area anyway so go by. Nothing too big though.

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cochin, india
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

visited this square as part of a group tour during april 2016 .. statues , giant wheel ,etc. and very neatly maintained .. saw lot of visitors in the area taking photos .. part of the eiffel tower can be seen from here in the background .. nice place to spend some time ..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This square is supposed to be the largest square in Paris. Full of Statues & Fountains, also full of history. Lots of things to see in the whole area. Lovely for photographs. Well worth a visit as it is beautifully maintained. Always Be aware of Pickpockets & Con men as advised by our Tour Guide.Specially the "Gypsy" women seen around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard not to stop and try to take it all in. You get a great view from climbing the steps to the park. Beautiful moment in a beautiful city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So sue me -- while a lot of people will talk about the historical value of this area, for me it's simple -- this is where Andy Sachs (played by Anne Hathaway) threw her phone after ditching Miranda Priestly (played by Meryl Streep) in the Devil Wears Prada movie adaptation! Just a fun fact ;)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here at this square executions were held during French Revolution, not its much more peaceful. Obelisk brought from Egypt now defines it. Good place for few nice photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you wanna walk down Champs-Élysées, you would most probably start from this spot. It has a lot to offer both around and in farther view (you can see Eiffel Tower) but it is very very busy. Now the most I remember is the invasive street vendors and the challenge of getting across the street!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have not been in Paris if you did not walk the Champs Elysses. Fascinating this Place de la Concorde - as well known as the Eiffel Tower. On a hot day you sit down at the fountain and get that spray of water. Do your homework first and when you walk past all the landmarks, you know the history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

September 2016 . This is one more of the most beautiful Spots of Paris . A wonderfull Place . The Bus from the Citytour stoped here . The Egyptian Obelisk is nice

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of Paris' most beautiful spots, and featuring an Egyptian obelisk (from the temple of Luxor), la Place de la Concorde is near the Seine river and provides you with nice views of the Eiffel Tower as you cross the Concorde bridge. Also, the great avenue of the Champs Elysées starts just there, so great chance to start a walk... More 

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