Obelisk in Place de la Concorde in Paris

The Place de la Concorde is one of the largest and most famous squares in Paris. It is located in the center of the city, between the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and the Tuileries gardens, and measures about 8.6 hectares. This square is the result of many transformations over the centuries and has a fascinating history.

In 1795, after the end of the Terror, the square was renamed Place de la Concorde. The government then decided to install two monumental fountains, the Obelisk of Luxor and eight statues representing the cities of France. The fountains were designed by Jacques Ignace Hittorff, a German architect, while the Obelisk was offered to France by the Viceroy of Egypt in 1829.

Today, the Place de la Concorde is one of the main tourist attractions in Paris. The two monumental fountains of the square are particularly impressive, with their sculptures of dolphins and sea horses. The Luxor Obelisk, 23 meters high, is also a remarkable element of the square. It was erected in the square in 1836 and is today considered a symbol of Franco-Egyptian friendship.

The square is also known for its spectacular architecture. The buildings surrounding it are impressive, especially the Hotel de Crillon, which dates back to the 18th century and is one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. The square is also lined with gardens, which offer a green break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The Place de la Concorde is often used for public events and demonstrations. It has been the scene of many historic events, including the July 14th parade, the French national holiday, as well as political and cultural events. The square is also a gathering place for Parisians, who come here to stroll, take pictures and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

Located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, the Obelisk on the Place de la Concorde is just a stone's throw from our hotels at the Louvre, the Palais Royal and the Opera.

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