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Concordia Square

Place de la Concorde is located between the Champs Elysees and the Jardins des Tuileries and, thanks to its history, is one of the most representative squares in Paris.

By size, the Place de la Concorde is the second largest square in France after the Quinconces in Bordeaux.

The Place de la Concorde was built between 1757 and 1779 under the name of Place de Louis XV. In the center was an equestrian statue of the king to celebrate its improvement after a serious illness.

In 1792 the statue is demolished and fused and the square is renamed as the "Plaza de la Revolución". During the French Revolution it became a bloody scenario due to the installation of the guillotine in which more than 1,200 people were executed. Some of the most prominent figures among the beheaded were Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI or Robespierre.

With the end of the regime of terror, in 1795 the square was definitively renamed as Plaza de la Concordia.
The square today

The Plaza de la Concorde acquired its present appearance between 1836 and 1840, when it was placed in the center a huge obelisk coming from Luxor of more than 3,000 years of antiquity donated by the viceroy of Egypt.

Framing the obelisk are two monumental sources of Roman structure, which present sculptures in which human figures are mixed with marine animals.

The Plaza is closed only by one of its sides, where are the imposing buildings of the headquarters of the Ministry of the Navy and the Hotel de Crillon, one of the oldest and most luxurious in the world.

From the obelisk you can get a beautiful view of the Jardins des Tuileries with the Louvre museum in the background, and in the opposite direction you can see the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe.

 

 

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