"Place de la Concorde" Place de la Concorde Tip by Robmj

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

  Place de la Concorde
by Robmj

At 8 hectares (20 acres), the octagonal Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris.

It was constructed between 1755 and 1775. During the French Revolution around 1792, the area saw the guillotining of over 1,000 people, amongst them many famous people like King Louis XVI and Marie-Antionette.

The Eygptian obelisk is from the temple of Ramses II from Luxor.

At each corner of the octagonal square is a statue representing a French city: Bordeaux, Brest, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Rouen and Strasbourg. Two fountains, called 'La fontaine des Mers' and the 'Elevation of the Maritime' fountain were also added to the "square". A series of ornate building surround the area and a good walk from this area is along the 2kms of Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe.

Address: Metro 1, 13 : Concorde
Directions: District 8e
Website: http://en.parisinfo.com/transport/90907/Place-de-la-Concorde

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  • Written Apr 18, 2009
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