Obelisk in Place de la Concorde in Paris

Offered to France by Mohammed Ali , the viceroy of Egypt in 1829, the Luxor obelisk was placed in the middle of the Place de la Concorde on the 25th October 1836, after 5 years of journeys and adventures.
Originally, the Viceroy sent both the obelisks which stood in front of the temple of Luxor: only one remains in France, the second having been given back to Egypt during Valéry Giscard d'Estaing's mandate.
Classified as a historic monument since 1937, the 23 metre high pink granite obelisk was topped with a gold-leaf pyramidion under the presidency of Jacques Chirac.

Obelisk in Place de la Concorde in Parisspecial selection of our hotels


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    In front of St Lazare station, near the famous department stores of Paris

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  • From 99 Timhotel Le Louvre

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