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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Place de la Concorde Reviews
Detta är som en stor rondell och trafikplats och inte så mycket att se. Man hamnar nog här på ett eller annat sätt när man förflyttar sig mellan de mer kända sevärdheterna i staden more »This is like a big roundabout and junction and not so much to see. You will probably get here in one way or another when you move between the more famous sights of the city
C’est une très grande et jolie place et j’ai bien aimé les statues placées sur les guérites d’angles. Cette place est immense et je la trouve très belle avec l’accès sur le cour la Reine, le pont de l... more »It is a very large and pretty square and I liked the statues placed on the corners. This square is huge and I find it very beautiful with access to the Queen's courtyard, the concorde bridge, the Avenue of the Elysées fields, the entrance to the tuilery garden. I think this is one of the must-sees to make in Paris.
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.
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