The Place de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris
It is the largest square in the French capital.
It was the site of many notable public executions
during the French Revolution.
It is located at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées.
Two famous fountains with several basins…
and statues representing river allegories.
The Luxor Obelisk is a 23 metres (75 ft) high Ancient Egyptian obelisk .
It was originally located at the entrance to Luxor Temple, in Egypt.
The Luxor Obelisk is over 3,000 years old.
It was given to France by Muhammad Ali Pasha, Ruler of Ottoman Egypt
In the presence of King Louis Philippe I, this obelisk transported
from Luxor to France
was erected on this pedestal by Mr. Lebas, engineer,
to the applause of the immense people on October 25, 1836.
It is decorated with hieroglyphs exalting the reign of the king Ramses II.
Luxor Temple, Egypt
The Champs-Elysées seen from the Place de la Concorde.
The lower part of the Champs-Élysées
The avenue runs for 1.91 km (1.18 mi) through the 8th arrondissement in Paris,
from the Place de la Concorde in the east
to the Arc de Triomph in the west .
Jardin des Tuileries
The Tuileries Garden looking towards the Louvre museum
The Louvre Museum
Rue Royale, Place de la Madeleine
This square has been the theatre of greats events,
the most tragic of which was the beheading of King Louis XVI .
This square, inaugurated in 1763, was first called
Place de la Revolution.
From November 1792 to May 1795, it was the main place
of public executions : King Louis XVI on January 21, 1793
and Queen Marie Antoinette on October 16, 1793.
King Louis XVI was executed on 21 January 1793.
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.
Other important figures of the French Revolution
guillotined on the site,
in front of cheering crowds,
were Danton, Camille Desmoulins,
Robespierre, and Olympe de Gouges.
Ornate Lamp posts of Place de la Concorde
The beautiful architecture of the lamp-posts
around Place de la Concorde
At each of the eight angles of the octagonal Place ,
eight statues symbols of the principal french cities.
Hôtel de Crillon , Rue Royale and Hôtel de la Marine
The hôtel de la Marine
Sunset on the Concorde
The Musée de l’Orangerie is an art gallery of impressionist paintings
located in the Tuileries Garden.
Tuileries Garden ( Jardin des Tuileries )
Marly’s horses ( Chevaux de Marly )
The Paris Metro