Place de la Concorde – Historical Square of France

Place de la Concorde Paris

 

Place de la Concorde originally built in the order of King Louis XV as a monument to respect him. Formerly in the middle of the field was stood a giant statue of the king who was riding a horse. This place name itself changed several times, Starting from Place Louis XV, Place de la Révolution, and lastly “Place de la Concorde” as a symbol of reconciliation. Name of the Place de la Concorde itself started to be used in 1830.

Characteristic of this place is the monument and fountains. At Place de la Concorde, you will be spoiled with a beautiful view of the fountain, La Fontaine des Mers. In here you will also can see eight statues of designed by Jacques placed in each corner of the square, which is represent various major cities in France.

Place de la Concorde Paris

Place de la Concorde Paris

Fountain of Place de la Concorde

Fountain of Place de la Concorde

Not only popular as tourist destination, Place de la Concorde Square will never be separated from the dark history of France when not less than 20,000 people killed by the Reign of Terror period, in the middle of the field, in front of many people using the guillotine.

Terrible symbol guillotine fortunately was soon replaced with a beautiful obelisk monument stands as tall as 22 meters until now, this obelisk was a gift from the Egyptian government to the French. made of red granite stone on the magnificent foundation, originally this 3300 years old Obelisk is a part of the twin obelisks guarding the gate of the temple of Luxor in Egypt.

The other one Obelisk was also given as a gift to the French, but in 1990 President Francois Mitterand gave it back to the Egyptian government. Obelisk of Luxor planned to be used as a giant sundial for the city of Paris in the early 19th century but the construction never completed.

Place de la Concorde is located in the south of the river Seine and is in line with Axe Historique of Paris. Axe Historique is an imaginary line that divides Paris, Place de la Concorde is only 2.5 kilometers away from the Eiffel Tower.

If you are visiting France, Place de la Concorde is one of the destination that you must visit. Map to Place de la Concorde can be found here

Photos of Place de la Concorde

Fountain of Place de la Concorde Paris at Night

Fountain of Place de la Concorde Paris at Night

Place De La Concorde at Night

Place De La Concorde at Night

Place De La Concorde Sunset

Place De La Concorde Sunset

La Fontaine des Mers of Place De La Concorde

La Fontaine des Mers of Place De La Concorde

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