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"One of the major squares in the city" Place de la Concorde Tip by ealgisi

Place de la Concorde, Paris: 165 reviews and 312 photos

Designed by Angel Jacques back in 1755 as a moat-skirted octagon, filled with statues and fountains, the area took the name from Louis XV to honor the King.

In the past the place was showcasing an equestrian statue of the King, but during the French Revolution the statue of King Louis was torn down and the area changed the name in Place de la Révolution.

In the center of the Place there's a giant Egyptian obelisk decorated with hieroglyphics, exalating pharaon Ramses II. The obelisk has been given to French from the Egyptian government back in the nineteenth century.

The obelisk rises 23 meters high including the base and weights over 250 metric tons.

Address: Metro 1, 13 : Concorde
Directions: At Rue de Rivoli.

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  • Written Jul 8, 2008
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