PLace de la Concorde

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Laalasa on November 8, 2004

Our Paris walkathon started with the Place de la Concorde. During the French Revolution, this 20-acre cobblestone square was where they set up the guillotine and beheaded thousands, including King Louis XVI and Marie-Antionette (she of let-them-eat-cake fame).

For a sheer sense of open space in the middle of a bustling megapolis, from the Obelisk of Luxor, a pink granite monolith in the center, you can see a mile up the Champs-Elysees and a mile through the Jardin des Tuileries to the Musee du Louvre. La Madeline is a half-mile away on Rue Royale, and the Assemblée Nationale is another half-mile across the river Seine.

Place de la Concorde
Avenue Gabriel
Paris, France, 75008
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