Paris France Tourist Information and City Guide
Place de la Concorde is the largest city square in Paris France and indeed its very heart heart. Beautiful fountains, monuments and historic buildings at the square attract tourists from around the globe. Dating back to the mid 1700s, Place de la Concorde is full of history.
The building on the left in this photograph is the luxurious Hotel de Crillon which once was frequented by Marie Antoinette. Years later, that same building was used as the headquarters for Hitler's occupying German army.
During the French Revolution many guillotine executions were carried out at Place de la Concorde Among those executed here were Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
The city square was designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel in 1755. The Egyptian Obelisk at its centre is 3,300 years old.