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Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde Review

This square at the foot of the Champs-Élysées was originally named after Louis XV. It later became the Place de la Révolution, where crowds cheered as Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, and some 2,500 others lost their heads to the guillotine. Renamed Concorde in 1836, it got a new centerpiece: the 75-foot granite Obelisk of Luxor, a gift from Egypt quarried in the 8th century BC. Among the handsome 18th-century buildings facing the square is the Hôtel Crillon, which was originally built as a private home by Gabriel, the architect of Versailles's Petit Trianon.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Champs-Élysées, Paris, 75008 | Map It
  • Subway: Concorde
  • Location: Around the Louvre
Updated: 02-19-2014

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