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Place de la Concorde
place de la concorde

Metro : Concorde

This immense esplanade, bordering the Seine and sitting at the foot of the Champs-Elysées, has played host to some of the city’s most important events. Designed by the architect Jacques-Ange Gabriel at the behest of Louis XV, its centre was initially adorned with a statue of the King on horseback, a statue destroyed during the French Revolution. At that time the Place Louis XV then becoming the bloody theatre for public executions. The guillotine, standing where the King’s statue had before, taking the heads of more than 1200 people during a two and a half year period. Amongst those to lose their heads here were Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Charlotte Corday, Danton and Robespierre, himself responsible for sending hundreds to the dreadful fate he ended up sharing. Renamed Concorde during the period of national reconciliation, it was not until the 19th century that the place took on its current form with its triple lampposts crowned with ships representing Paris, and above all its enormous obelisk, planted in the place’s geometric centre in 1836. A gift to Charles X in 1829 from Mohammed Ali Pasha, Viceroy of Egypt, this masterpiece of antiquity came directly from the Temple of Ramses at Luxor. Dating back 3300 years and weighing 220 tonnes it is Paris’ most ancient monument. On its base is engraved the story of its journey from Egypt to France, until its erection on this spot. The place is also adorned with two magnificent green bronze fountains and with 8 statues symbolising France’s greatest cities. At the north end of the place is located the Hôtel Crillon, one of Paris’ most prestigious buildings.


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L'Opéra Garnier
Père-Lachaise Cemetery
Musée d'Orsay
Musée du Louvre
La Madeleine
Les Invalides
Ile St-Louis
Tuileries Gardens
Musée Marmottan
Eiffel Tower
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