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.

 

 

 

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Two famous fountains with several basins…

 

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 and statues representing river allegories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Obelisk at the centre of the Place de la Concorde

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

 

 

 

 

 

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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 

 

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The Louvre Museum

 

 

 

 

 

Madeleine Church

 

 

 

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

 

 

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