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Place de la Concorde

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  • Carola K.

    The maritime fountain has six colossal figures representing the Ocean, the Mediterranean, fish fishing, coral fishing and pearls and shells. Swans mingle with three geniuses symbolizing Maritime Navigation, Commerce and Astronomy. The fountain was added to the Place de la Concorde between 1836 and 1840.

    • July 7, 2020

  • Sachsen Onkel

    The Fountain of the Seas, represents the seafaring of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the fishing.

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    • April 18, 2017

  • Sachsen Onkel

    The square was built around 1755-1776 as Place Royale. During the Revolution in 1792 renamed Place de la Revolution, on it were executed during the revolution 1119 people by means of guillotine. Since 1795 he was called Place de la Concorde. The name changed after different power relations a few times, until he got 18.30 after the Julirevolution the old name again.

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    • January 23, 2017

  • weisweber

    The Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris. It is located north of the Seine (Rive droite) in the 8th arrondissement between Jardin des Tuileries and Avenue des Champs-Élysées. In the middle stands the Obelisk of Luxor. Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Place_de_la_Concorde

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    • August 30, 2017

  • Timber

    The oldest monument in Paris was built less than 200 years ago: the Obelisk, landmark of the capital such as the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre, has graced the Place de la Concorde since 1836 - but dates back to the 13th century BC. This means that when the monolith was struck in the quarries of Aswan at the time of Ramses II, at most there was a Neolithic settlement on the site of today's metropolis.

    The exotic monument in the heart of Paris can be explained by the fascination the West felt for the strange, legendary Egypt since the end of the 18th century. Obelisks were also made to Rome, London, New York or Istanbul - regardless of the cost. The adventurous, six-year journey of the Parisian granite colossus - from the upper reaches of the Nile to the banks of the Seine - now illuminates an exhibition at the Musée Nationale de la Marine for the first time.

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    • September 9, 2019

  • Dorothea (Doradel)🌅🚴🏻‍♀️🏞️🏃🏻‍♀️🏰

    Here one arrives well with the metro (own stop). The square offers views of Eiffel Tower, Triumph Arch and Tuileries. Also, here is the obelisk.

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    • April 15, 2019

  • wolfsmensch uffn velo

    In all it can be seen that at that time it was the world power par excellence.

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    • July 10, 2020

  • Sachsen Onkel

    It was erected on 25.10.1835, is 22 m high and was a gift of the Egyptian viceroy.

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    • January 23, 2017

  • Sachsen Onkel

    The Fountain of the Rivers to the north, closer to the Madeleine Church, has large figures supporting Vasque, representing the Rhône and the Rhine. The other main characters represent the most important harvests of France; Wheat and grapes, flowers and fruits.
     The figures above the Vasque, which support the cap, represent the spirits of river navigation, agriculture and industry.
    Inaugurated on 01.05.1840. (Source Wikipedia)

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    • January 23, 2017

  • Julia

    The widely visible obelisk of Luxor is a 23.50 meter high and about 230 ton heavy granite monolith (from syenite) from the temple of Luxor from the 13th century BC, erected on October 25, 1836 on a by Jakob Ignaz Hittorff built a 5 meter high pedestal. It is a gift from Muhammad Ali Pasha for King Louis Philippe in recognition of the achievements of Jean-François Champollion, who arrived in Paris after a dreadful voyage only in August 1834. The approximately 1600 hieroglyphs proclaim the glorious deed of Ramses II. The 14th of May 1998, the oldest monument in Paris received a 3.60 meter high pyramidion of gilded bronze. The obelisk is to symbolize the difficult way to reach harmony (French concorde) in a people. Every year, on the square, the celebrations of the French national holiday on July 14th culminate.

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    • February 15, 2018

  • Thomas29

    In this place, among other things, Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded by the "Razor of the Republic".

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    • November 19, 2019

  • Stefan 🔛

    With a length of 359 meters and a width of 212 meters and an area of 68,470 m², the Place de la Concorde is the second largest square in France after the Place des Quinconces in Bordeaux and is one of the Place des Vosges, Place Dauphine, Place Vendôme and Place des Victoires five royal squares of the city (French place royale).

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    • April 5, 2020

  • Bettina

    One of the highlights in Paris. The roundabout around is amazing.

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    • May 23, 2020

  • Dirk

    Still a "must see" of Paris even if the place is unfortunately not made for pedestrians.

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    • May 28, 2020

  • Julia

    The Place de la Concorde (Francis for Place of Concord) is the largest square in Paris. It is located north of the Seine (Rive droite) in the 8th arrondissement between Jardin des Tuileries and Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
    The Place de la Concorde, 359 meters long, 212 meters wide and 68,470 square meters, is the second largest square in France after the Place des Quinconces in Bordeaux and is next to Place des Vosges, Place Dauphine, Place Vendôme and Place des Victoires five royal squares of the city.
    The widely visible Obelisk of Luxor is a 23.50 meter high and about 230 tonne heavy granite monolith (from Syenite) from the temple of Luxor from the 13th century BC, erected on October 25, 1836 on one of Jacob Ignaz Hittorff built a 5 meter high pedestal. It is a gift of Muhammad Ali Pasha for the King Louis-Philippe in recognition of the achievements of Jean-François Champollion, which arrived after a cumbersome voyage only in August 1834 in Paris. The approximately 1600 hieroglyphs proclaim the glorious deed of Ramses II. The 14th of May 1998, the oldest monument in Paris received a 3.60 meter high pyramidion of gilded bronze. The obelisk is to symbolize the difficult way to reach harmony (French concorde) in a people. Every year, on the square, the celebrations of the French national holiday on July 14th culminate.

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    • February 15, 2018

  • Karin

    biggest place in Paris

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    • September 8, 2018

  • Timber

    Many were executed here by the Schaffot

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    • September 12, 2019

  • HE-MAN 🤘🏻⚡

    Attraction: Obélisque de Luxor
    Real name: Place Louis XV
    Designed by Jacques-Ange Gabriel

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    • May 23, 2020

  • Eisbär1281

    The largest square in Paris and who is a fan of the Tour de France, the square is known.

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    • May 24, 2020

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