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Place de la Concorde

Type: Sightseeing

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This impressive square in the heart of the city has seen an incredible amount of history. Created by Louix XV and completed in 1763, it eventually hosted the guillotine that put to death Louis XVI,...  Read More


  • Historic Sites: "This square, the biggest in the French capital, was renamed Place de la Concorde in 1795 as a gesture toward reconciliation following the French Revolution. The Luxor Obelisk in the center is named such because it once marked the entrance to the Luxor Temple in Egypt."
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: During the French Revolution this square was renamed the Place de la Revolution. In 1793 Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette were executed here by guillotine.

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