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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Between the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides
Between the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, a few steps away from the banks of the Seine and tucked away in a beautiful, peaceful and safe district, Timhotel Invalides Eiffel is a romantic hôtel de charme. Decorated mainly with Louis...
Central and chic area
Timhotel Opéra Madeleine
In front of St Lazare station, near the famous department stores of Paris
Advantageously located opposite the Gare Saint-Lazare and a few hours away from Normandy, the Timhotel Opéra Madeleine gives you access to all the advantages of the central business district and the train station.
Ideally located in front of the station Gare Saint-Lazare
Timhotel Le Louvre
Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame and Chatelet nearby. 20mn away from La Défense
Near the Louvre and the famous Rue de Rivoli and Rue Saint-Honoré, the Timhotel Le Louvre offers a location that's not only in the heart of Paris, but, more importantly, in the heart of French history. Here you can enjoy the cultural...
300 meters from the Louvre Museum