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The Place de la Concorde is the perfect place to start your walks in Paris. Located between the Avenue des Champs-Elysées and the Jardin des Tuileries, Place de la Concorde is in the center of one of the most beautiful tourist and business districts in Paris. The Hôtel de Crillon is a 5-star luxury hotel and enjoys its exceptional location just North of this impressive square.
Considered the greatest work of art during the period of the Enlightenment, the Place de la Concorde changed names several times in relation to city planning activities. From being called the «Place Louis XV» to Place «Louis XVI» to being called «Place de la Revolution». Proof of its amazingly rich and historic past, Place de la Concorde was witness to many historic events that marked the contradictory and opulent history of Paris.
The Place de la Concorde is in the shape of an octagon and each corner is decorated with amazing statues, a tribute to each of the largest French cities. The impressive Obelisque de Louxor (Luxor Obelisk) stands majestically over the square and is a famous landmark monument in Paris. The Obelisque de Louxor was a gift from the Egyptian government and was built by an ancient Egyptian Kingdom. It is decorated with hieroglyphics and is topped with a gold and bronze pyramid cap.
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