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  • Address: Place de la Concorde
  • Hours: Open 24 hours a day
  • Admission: Free

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Place de la Concorde

The Place de la Concorde is between the Tuileries Gardens and the Champs Elysées on Paris's famous axis. It was laid out between 1755 and 1775. The 3,300-year-old pink granite obelisk with the gilded top in the square's centre was given to France in 1831 by Muhammad Ali, viceroy and pasha of Egypt. Towering 75 ft (23m) over the cobblestones, it once stood in the Temple of Ramses at Thebes (modern-day Luxor).

The 8 female statues adorning the 4 corners of the square represent France's largest cities. In 1793, after the French Revolution, Louis XVI's head was lopped off by a guillotine set up near the statue representing the city of Brest. During the next two years, another guillotine was used to behead 1343 more people, including Marie-Antoinette and the Revolutionary leader Danton. The square was given its present name after the Reign of Terror ended in the hope that it would be a place of peace and harmony.

The 2 imposing buildings on the north side of Place de la Concorde are the Hôtel de la Marine, headquarters of the French Navy, and the Hôtel de Crillon, one of Paris' most luxurious and exclusive hotels. It was here in 1778 that Louis XVI and Benjamin Franklin signed the treaty recognizing the independence of the new USA.

Practical Info

Catch metro lines 1, 8 or 12 to station Concorde, or walk up from the Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens or down from the Champs-Elysées.

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Paris City Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 953 Reviews

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Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Paris City Tour by Minivan, Louvre Museum and Seine River Lunch Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 122 Reviews

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Location: Paris, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Paris Illuminations Night Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 202 Reviews

There's nothing quite like Paris at night! On this illuminations tour, you'll watch Paris transform into the City of Lights as you ride past the Eiffel Tower, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.29

Paris Evening Tour on an Open-Top Bus

4 star rating: Recommended 89 Reviews

Tour the world's most romantic city on an open-top coach ride through Paris at night. On a balmy summer's evening, this nonstop after-dinner tour of the ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.98

Private Tour: 2CV Paris City Highlights Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 108 Reviews

See Paris’ highlights on a private 1.5-hour city tour by vintage Deux Chevaux, the iconic French 2CV car. Leave the driving to a private guide, and relax while ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 1.5 hrs

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Paris City Tour and Seine River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 154 Reviews

A great combination! Offering an introductory tour of Paris' highlights including the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées and Notre Dame plus a one hour cruise ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.21

Private Tour: Paris City Sightseeing and Seine River Cruise with Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

Experience the delights of Paris on this full-day private tour, combining a minivan sightseeing tour, lunch on the Eiffel Tower and a Seine cruise. See top ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Paris Chocolate Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Let your sweet tooth take the lead in central Paris on this two-hour guided walking tour, where you’ll follow the trail of the top chocolate shops in the Right ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.42

Paris Walking Tour - The French Revolution

4.5 star rating: Recommended 148 Reviews

History comes alive on the Paris Revolution Walking Tour, exploring one of the most important events in modern history. On this fascinating two-hour stroll ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.14

Paris Walking Tour: Classic Paris

4.5 star rating: Recommended 202 Reviews

Take a walk around Paris with a local guide and see another side of this beautiful city. Walking with a local to guide you and share insights and stories is ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $26.14

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