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Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde

Built by Gabriel, architect to Louis XV, between 1755 and 1775, it is octagonal in shape. It was the scene of a number of key historical events, including the execution of Louis XVI.


With its Egyptian obelisk - presented to Charles X by the Viceroy of Egypt - in the centre, its statues and its majestic dimensions, Place de la Concorde is one of the most beautiful squares in Paris. The rostrum columns in the square were renovated in 1995. Don't miss the magnificent views it affords of the triumphal route towards the Arc de Triomphe and the Défense, and towards the Louvre.

There is also a fine view of the Madeleine and the Palais-Bourbon.

Address :
Place de la Concorde
75008 Paris

Metro station :

Concorde (line 1, 8)



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