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Place de la Concorde, Paris

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At the eastern end of Champs-Élysées lies Place de la Concorde, Paris' largest public square with a unique artifact at its center: the giant Obelisk of Luxor, which is 3,300 years old. This ancient Egyptian obelisk is 23 m (75 ft) tall and decorated with hieroglyphics exalting the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II. On either side, you'll see the two Fontaines de la Concorde. The south fountain commemorates the maritime spirit of the nation ,with large semi-nude figures representing the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The north fountain celebrates the Rhône and Rhine Rivers, with large figures representing navigation and agriculture. Marvelous vistas radiate out in every direction from the center of this public space, including a grand view of the famous Champs-Élysées. During the 18th century, when it was called Place de la Revolution, King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and many others faced death by guillotine in this public square. Arrange your visit to Place de la Concorde and discover more family-friendly attractions in Paris using our Paris trip planning site.
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  • It’s was great for us. We wanted to walk and have a chill moment. So it worked wonders for us. I think you can spend easily a couple of hours there just enjoying the sun and your travel buddy... 
    It’s was great for us. We wanted to walk and have a chill moment. So it worked wonders for us. I think you can spend easily a couple of hours there just enjoying the sun and your travel buddy...  more »
  • Adorning the eastern end of Avenue Champs-Élysées is the historic square in Paris, Place de la Concorde. With an area of more than 7 hectares, it is considered the largest square in Paris. This... 
    Adorning the eastern end of Avenue Champs-Élysées is the historic square in Paris, Place de la Concorde. With an area of more than 7 hectares, it is considered the largest square in Paris. This...  more »
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  • Definitely neat to go see but not much time is needed here; it’s mainly just the 2 main fountains and the Egyptian obelisk. I think what’s more impressive about this location is the history of it: lots of executions happened at this exact spot during the French Revolution, including King Louis XVI.
  • Magnificent! And I've always loved the history, as morbid as it is! August is not the month to see Paris as many places close and a lot of renovation is going on. Still fascinating to watch the process of the gold paint being freshened! Wish I could stay until they're finished. Gorgeous!

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