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Place de la Concorde

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Address: | At the end of the Champs Elysses, 75008 Paris, France
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The city's largest public square has a lengthy history as well - it served...

The city's largest public square has a lengthy history as well - it served as the site of the guillotine that was used to execute Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Robespierre and many others during the French Revolution.

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ferris wheel in the place de la concorde

I recommend taking a ride in the ferris wheel at the place de la concorde. The views of the city are great from this heights, and they let us ride 3 times before it was time to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Ramat-Gan, Israel
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice square with a masonic touch. Excellent view from the Arc de Triomphe, the church of the Madeleine and the gardens of the Louvre.

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Ramat-Gan, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recommend taking a ride in the ferris wheel at the place de la concorde. The views of the city are great from this heights, and they let us ride 3 times before it was time to get off. A lot of beautiful photoes, just like a movie.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, such a perfect place to stay with the family or to walk around with your partner. Many gardens,museums and place to eat.

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Yes, while this open area next to the Jardin des Tuileries is now used to park buses and is a bit of a transport thoroughfare it was once the location of executions via Guillotine. Fortunately they are no longer there! 1878

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect walk (for those able to really walk) starts at the Louvre and goes through the Tuileries to the Place de la Concorde (where the Tour de France ends up and where Marie Antoinette and others lost their heads). Crossing the Place is easy -- crosswalks are easily navigated -- then you'll be on the Champs Elysee. If you're... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must! To stand in the centre and see all the way in four directions fills me with a feeling of awesomeness, the grandeur of Paris; it makes me want to return again and again! From North to South from Eglise de la Madeleine to the French National assembly while from East to West from the Tuileries and... More 

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What an abomination! There is a monstrous stye in the eye of Paris What Barbaric Oaf thought the beauty of Haussman's Paris and the elegance of La Place de la Concorde could possibly remain unblemished with this ghastly Ferris Wheel...ugh. I was so disappointed when I took myself to the Arc de Triomphe, came out of the Metro in eager... More 

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Such a beautiful place, gorgeous carved fountains, the obelisk is stunning, trying to read what it says is entertaining in the least. The ferris wheel is new since I visited last, which is amazing lit up at night, again, please be careful of pick pockets.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The palace is located in such place that you are bound to come across it – between Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. Visiting it is not a life changing experience but the square is well maintained and beautifully crafted fountain and city lamps make a good photo spot.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been there 3 times in 2 years. It is good to see the well decorated fountain and the obelisk. Sienne river and Champ Ellisy are not too far from this place.

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From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theatres compete for your applause. It's a neighbourhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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