The Place de la Concorde (French: [plas də la kɔ̃kɔʁd]) is one of the major public squares in Paris, France. Measuring 7.6 ha (19 acres) in area, it is the largest square in the French capital. It is located in the city's eighth arrondissement, at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées. It was the site of many notable public executions, including the execution of King Louis XVI, during the French Revolution.
Great starting point for Paris. Everything starts from here great starting point for getting your bearings when you get off the metro. Tuilieres palace on your left by the markets. Large gardens that bring you to the louvre.
It's an awesome little plaza that has an obelisk that is over 3000 years old. It's impressive how well preserved it is. There are also two fountains in the same place with some unique and detailed work. Note that the roads are busy so be careful when crossing the street.
Once upon the time ‘Place de la Concorde’ was execution place for more than 1100 people, King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette being the most famous. There is a fountain and Egyptian obelisk that was originally located on the entrance of Luxor in Egypt until was gifted to France. This picturesque fountain seen in many movies is a timeless memorial to many brave, unfortunate people who exhale there by guillotine for uprising French Revolution 1789.
Very under appreciated and highly recommended to visit. Take in the views and understand the history behind the location and landmarks. Walk it, tour it and take the tour bus also. Great to walk from the gardens onto this outstanding location. Watch out for traffic though, it can get pretty chaotic if trying to cross the road and walk around.
A grand and impressive traffic island in Paris City at one end of Rue Royale Street. Two notable pieces are there in the square. A beautiful fountain and a gold tip obelisk. The obelisk is a victory monument seized from Egypt. To gain an unobstructed view of these two spots, one has to carefully go across the lively street. A giant wheel is also there nearby. The place looks magnificent at both night & day.
Place de la Concorde is a central square in Paris This alone makes it a very busy place. It's an excellent photo spot for tourists. It has the Obelisk, which is probably one of the most beautiful Egyptian monument in Europe. The fountains are pleasing, and the gargoyles are simply magnificent. You also get a view with The Eiffel tower, and the Louvre museum. This is probably the most visited photo spot in Paris; after the Eiffel tower, and Disneyland Paris of course....
Worthy of visit. The location is Junction of many other important places of visit. Best to visit at night. But day time is equally important to see the long beautiful street of Paris champ Elysee and the garden of concorde.
The Place de la Concorde (French pronunciation: [plas də la kɔ̃kɔʁd]) is one of the major public squares in Paris, France. Measuring 8.64 hectares (21.3 acres) in area, it is the largest square in the French capital. It is located in the city's eighth arrondissement, at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées. It was the site of many notable public executions during the French Revolution. Place de la Concorde￼ The Place de la Concorde as seen from the Eiffel Tower ￼ ￼ Length359 m (1,178 ft)Width212 m (696 ft)Arrondissement8thQuarterLa MadeleineConstructionCompletion1772Denomination1830 HistoryEdit The place was designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel in 1755 as a moat-skirted octagonbetween the Champs-Elysées to the west and the Tuileries Garden to the east. Decorated with statues and fountains, the area was named the Place Louis XV to honor the king at that time. The square showcased an equestrian statue of the king, which had been commissioned in 1748 by the city of Paris, sculpted mostly by Edmé Bouchardon, and completed by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle after the death of Bouchardon. At the north end, two magnificent identical stone buildings were constructed. Separated by the rue Royale, these structures remain among the best examples of Louis Quinzestyle architecture. Initially, the eastern building served as the French Naval Ministry. Shortly after its construction, the western building became the opulent home of the Duc d'Aumont. It was later purchased by the Comte de Crillon, whose family resided there until 1907. The famous luxury Hôtel de Crillon, which currently occupies the building, took its name from its previous owners. French RevolutionEdit During the French Revolution in 1789 the statue of Louis XV of France was torn down and the area renamed the Place de la Révolution. The new revolutionary government erected a guillotine in the square, and it was here that King Louis XVI was executed on 21 January 1793. Other important figures guillotined on the site, often in front of cheering crowds, were Queen Marie Antoinette, Princess Élisabeth of France, Charlotte Corday, Madame du Barry, Georges Danton, Camille Desmoulins, Antoine Lavoisier, Maximilien Robespierre, Louis de Saint-Just, and Olympe de Gouges. ￼ The old plaque, for "Place Louis XVI", and replacement plaque at the corner of Hôtel de Crillon ￼ The Fountain of River Commerce and Navigation, one of the two Fontaines de la Concorde (1840) on the Place de la Concorde. Behind: the Hôtel de Crillon; to the left: the embassy of the United States. ￼ Execution of Louis XVI in the then Place de la Révolution. The empty pedestal in front of him had supported a statue of his grandfather, Louis XV, torn down during one of the many revolutionary riots. In 1795, under the Directory, the square was renamed Place de la Concorde as a gesture of reconciliation after the turmoil of the French Revolution. After the Bourbon Restoration of 1814, the name was changed back to Place Louis XV, and in 1826 the square was renamed Place Louis XVI. After the July Revolution of 1830 the name was returned to Place de la Concorde and has remained that way since.
Beautiful plaza to visit. Didn't have a chance to go on the wheel due to time, but looks amazing. The obelisk is fantastic. There's a number of stalls with amazing food and souvenirs. A beautiful park to stroll around and sit down in is also there. A must see if visiting Paris.
A big part of the history of France, but there's little to see here. This was the main place of execution by guillotine during the French Revolution, hosting the deaths of King Louis the XVI and Marie Antoinette, among many others, but there nothing about that here. It's just a really big square surrounded by some busy streets. Oh, and there's a large Egyptian obelisk on display in the middle. When I visited in 2018 there was also a ferris wheel there.
Nice place to visit on a day out, beautiful fountains and statues. It's considered one of the major public squares in Paris and known for being the site of many notable public executions during the French Revolution. Had a delicious Nutella and banana crepe for 3 euros.
Great experience, spectacular view. With night lights it looks awesome. A great place to click some pictures. Walkable from Eiffel tower and other tourist attractions in Paris. A must visit in Paris, preferably at Night
Very nice. If you go in the building right by the metro exit you will find an awesome book store mostly in French. Take the steps down in the book store, 2 levels, for a public restroom.
It is the place where French revolution showed its lowest. Here executed the heroes of the revolution by their brothers in arms. It helps you reflect on what it was all about. Today there is one engraved stone burried in the ground to remind you that. I think it was the brightest and darkest chapter at the same time in French National history. Do visit to stand at the place where one stood a tall structure with a sparking blade at the top glistening silver in the bright sun shine that fell on the necks of the people who took the initiative to put it in place. Guillotine!!!
Very nice square. Located at the end of the champs Élysée. Next to it is the gardens of Concorde which are connected to the louvre museum. The square has a parking below it and the metro stops just next to it. No public parking in the square so if you are looking for one you might have to go little bit away to find one. There are many restaurants close to it at a 1 minute walking distance. The square is often a place where national parades takes place. You can have a nice view of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de triumph and other monuments from it.
It will the best to visit Concorde during night. The Giant wheel and the lighting was amazing. We were able to see many super cars around this place. We can even get a view of Eiffel from here.
We were lucky to be at this place where they have the biggest mobile Big wheel. We enjoyed the ride at night time. The view was spectacular. We went round the place and had a good time walking around and having Ice creams. It was quite safe even late at night.
Been here in November end on very short trip. Just one day to be precise. Saw it all the way from Arc de triomphe. It was night time and it looked so beautiful so thought of walking up to it and it was worth it. It was surreal and beautiful.
Visited here in the heaviest snowfall that Paris had in decades...and it was wonderful! A historic landmark in this beautiful city blessed with so many wonderful landmarks!
I can't help feeling that they should do more with this place. It's obviously a must see part of your paris trip but it's effectively now a large taffic interchange. If they closed the central road through then it would allow it to be a major tourist hub and what would surely be the largest and one of the best pedestrian plazas in Europe. For the history that the Place has seen, it seems a missed opportunity.
One of the touristy checkpoints of Paris, with a good view all around it. Too much traffic here most of the times though, the air feels stuffy, and chances of a good pic without many cars in them are very less. There is some history behind the Obelisk though.
This is a must see stroll for a couple in love, any time of the year. Lot's of unseen Police presence, which is very nice. The park is amazing and it is much larger than it looks on the map. One end is the Louvre, the other end the Champs. Take a snack and look at the fountain, hear music in the background, this is Paris.