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
Det er næppe helt forkert at kalde Concordepladsen for Paris' hjerte. Pladsen er anlagt i midten af 1700 tallet og udgør det østlige punkt af den stort anlagte akse, som går gennem Triumfbuen og ud ti... more »It is hardly entirely wrong to call the Concorde Square for the heart of Paris. The square is constructed in the middle of the 1700 figure and forms the eastern point of the large landscaped axis, which passes through the Arc de Triomphe and out to La Défence, where it ends in the great triumphal arch of the Danish architect von Spreckelsen. In the middle of the Concorde Square is a great obelisk of Egyptian characters, which Napoleon has brought home from his conquests in Egypt. The name Ferris wheel originates from Paris, of course, and the Place de la Concorde is a giant Ferris wheel which, in my view, is a beautiful square.
Tempat ini adalah square terbesar di paris, deket banget sama tuiliers garden yang indah banget dan penuh dengan orang berjemur dan piknik pada saat musim panas, pas kesini pas summer jadi rame. Dekat... more »This place is the biggest square in Paris, Deket really the same beautiful tuiliers garden and full of people sunbathing and picnics in the summer, fitting here is summer so rame. Close to the Louvre. Tem
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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