Big Wheel on Place de la Concorde, Paris

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The Place de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris, France. Measuring 8.64ha in area, it is the largest square in the French capital. It is located in the city's eighth arrondissement, at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées. It was the site of many notable public executions of royalty during the French Revolution.HistoryThe place was designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel in 1755 as a moat-skirted octagon between the Champs-Elysées to the west and the Tuileries Garden to the east. Decorated with statues and fountains, the area was named the Place Louis XV to honor the king at that time. The square showcased an equestrian statue of the king, which had been commissioned in 1748 by the city of Paris, sculpted mostly by Edmé Bouchardon, and completed by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle after the death of Bouchardon.At the north end, two magnificent identical stone buildings were constructed. Separated by the rue Royale, these structures remain among the best examples of Louis Quinze style architecture. Initially, the eastern building served as the French Naval Ministry. Shortly after its construction, the western building became the opulent home of the Duc d'Aumont. It was later purchased by the Comte de Crillon, whose family resided there until 1907. The famous luxury Hôtel de Crillon, which currently occupies the building, took its name from its previous owners.
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  • It’s really having an amazing Location with nice atmosphere near from the Jardin and walking distance from The louvre Museum So if you have kids and time your will sure enjoyed here Roue de Paris is a...  more »
  • Of course the view is beautiful but for €10 the 3 towers politeness is not even understood! And in cash, of course, to go to the black.
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  • We had amazing weather considering it was February. As you can see it’s a monument and easily assessable. We had to cross a large road to get to it. Very impressive to see. We continued walking on towards Eiffel Tower. It’s a sight to see when your in Paris for sure.
  • really iconic square at the start (or end) of the Champs Elysee. Worth dodging the traffic tho get onto the island for pics. It's also just across from the gardens next to the Louvre.
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