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Place de la Concordein Paris, France

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The eight-cornered central square of Paris - Place de la Concorde - is located between the Champs Elysées and the gardens of the Tuileries Palace.
Place de la Concorde, Paris
Place de la Concorde got its name after reconciliation of estates in the end of revolutionary terror in 1795. Before that, during the French Revolution, it bore the name of the Revolution Square, and in its very center a huge guillotine was placed, to which under the ecstatic, actually jubilant cries of the people Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI were decapitated.

Obelisk
Photo: Obelisk

Now this area is a symbol of peace and harmony of Paris. There you can see a 23-meter Luxor obelisk of Pharaoh Ramses II (gift of the Egyptian ruler Mehmet Ali) with a gilded tip at the very top and decorated with diagrams that illustrate the process of delivery of the pedestal from Egypt to France. There are many statues on the square, the most remarkable are the monumental statues, symbolizing the main cities of France: Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Nantes, Rouen, Brest, Lille and Strasbourg. They are far from being called a model of high art, but they are so large that once inside the pedestals there was a small apartment and in the nineteenth century the authorities handed over this unusual apartment for tourists.

Fountain on the Place de la ConcordePhoto: Fountain on the Place de la Concorde

Also here you can see the 9-meter fountains created by Gittorf. The figures of Nereid, Triton and other mythical characters give fountains a unique look, especially in the evenings, when they sparkle in the dark.

Place de la Concorde on the map

Location: Place de la Concorde, metro station Concord.

Open hours

You can have a walk along the square at any time. The Ferris wheel works from May 14th to February 15th from 10:30 am until midnight.

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