"Place de la Concorde and Egyptian Obelisque" Place de la Concorde Tip by stressball

Place de la Concorde, Paris: 167 reviews and 321 photos

  Place de la Concorde
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The Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris. It is located along the Seine and separates the Tuilerie Gardens from the beginning of the Champs Elysées.

This square held the infamous guillotine used during the time of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

The Egyptian Obelisque (Obélisque de Luxor) in the square was given by the ruler of Egypt, Mohamed Ali, to Louis Philliipe. The obélisque is 22.83 meters high and weighs 230 tons and was installed in 1836.

There is another Obélisque de Luxor that remains in Egypt today.

Address: Metro 1, 13 : Concorde
Directions: At the beginning of the Champs Elysées
Website: http://en.parisinfo.com/transport/90907/Place-de-la-Concorde

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  • Written Feb 13, 2005
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