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Concorde Square

Concorde Square

The octagonal Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris. It is situated between the Louvre and the Champs-Elysées avenue. The square surrounding the statue of king Louis XV was created later, in 1772, by the architect Jacques-Ange Gabriel. Originally Place Louis XV, it was changed by revolutionaries to Place de la Revolution. Later governments thought it wise to rename the area in the hope of lessening its darker history.
In the 19th century the obelisk from the temple of Ramses II was installed at the center of the Place de la Concorde. It is a 75 ft tall monolith in pink granite and weighs approximately 230 tons and is covered with hieroglyphs picturing the reign of pharaohs
At each corner of the Concode square is a statue representing a French city: Bordeaux, Brest, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Rouen and Strasbourg.


The Concorde Square access map

How to get there

The Concorde Square avenue is walking distance from the hotel Etoile Park in less than 15 minutes

Hotels near Concorde Square

Hotel Cambon Opera Paris
Grand Hotel Palais Royal Paris
Hotel Louvre Opera Marsollier Paris
Les Grands Hotels Parisiens

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