Place de la Concorde - Place de la Concorde information and pictures
Place de la Concorde
is the largest and most historic square in Paris
, located at the end of the Champs-Élysées
in the Tuileries Quarter.
The square was created by the architect Jacques-Ange Gabriel in 1772.
During the French revolution a guillotine was installed at the center of Place de la Concorde. One of the most famous people beheaded here in 1793 was Marie Antoinette. King Louis XVI lost his head here too as well as 1120 more people.
In the 19th century a giant 3,200 year old Egyptian obelisk brought here from Luxor, was installed at the center of Place de la Concorde. A couple of years later 2 fountains were installed both designed by Jacob Ignaz Hittorf. He also designed the eight statues which represent the seven cities of France – Strasbourg, Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Nantes, Brest, Rouen and Lille.
Where is Place de la Concorde
: Tuileries Quarter, arrondissement 8
How to get to Place de la Concorde
: By Metro line 1, 8, and 12 to Concorde station.
Place de la Concorde, fountain, Paris
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