Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris. Concorde Square typical style is inherited from the "Age of Enlightenments".
Place de la Concorde was also called "Place de la Révolution" due to the fact that the Guillotine was located in the middle of Concorde Square during the French Revolution executions of the Aristocracy.
Place de la Concorde is the place in which the French King Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette, and leading figures of the French Revolution such as Danton and Robespierre, but also thousands of citizens lost their heads while fighting for their ideologies.
On Concorde Square you will see:
- The Luxor Obelisk which is an Egyptian gift to thanks the French man Champollion due to his work about hieroglyph translation.
- Two beautiful fountains
- 8 statues representing France provincial cities located in the corner of the place (Brest, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Rouen, Strasbourg)
- Hotel Crillon (Luxury private hotel where you can spend the night if you have 700€) and Hôtel de la Marine (Sailing headquarter)
Close to Concorde Square you have:
- The view on the Eiffel tower
- The Champs Elysées Avenue consider as one of the most prestigious avenue of the world
- Palais de l'Elysée (the House of the French President)
- Palais Bourbon: National Embassy for French Parliament
- Musée du Louvre and Jardin des Tuileries
A sample of the Place de la Concorde Paris:
How to get to Place de la Concorde: Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris
- M1-8-12 Concorde
Vélib'(City Bike): 1020 Rivoli Cambon
Noctilien (Night Bus): N11-N24 Concorde Cours la Reine, N01-N02 Assemblée Nationale
- Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/LhvVE