"Place de la Concorde" Place de la Concorde Tip by AcornMan
Place de la Concorde, Paris: 167 reviews and 321 photos
Covering more than 20 acres in the middle of Paris, Place de la Concorde is one of Europe's most magificent and historic squares. Originally known as Place Louis XV, it was built in the 18th century in the shape of an open octagon with only the north side containing mansions.
During the French Revolution, the sqauare came to be known as Place de la Revolution, and the statue of Louis XV was replaced by a guillotine. Marie-Antoinete and 1,118 other people were executed here.
The square finally took the name Concorde in the spirit of reconciliation, and in the 19th century the 3,200 year old obelisk from Luxor was placed in it. Two fountains and eight statues also adorn the square, making it one of the most celebrated public areas in France, if not all of Europe.
Address: Metro 1, 13 : Concorde
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