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Place de la Concorde

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A Symbol of Liberty

The Place de la Concorde, is the largest public square in Paris. During the French Revolution, the Place de la Concorde (at that time called the Place de la Révolution) was the home of the guillotine and was where many powerful French royalty and aristocrats were executed, including King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. After the Revolution the square was renamed the Place de la Concorde as a symbol of France coming back together and moving forward. Instead of a guillotine, the eight-sided “square” now contains many statues and fountains that each have cultural or historical importance to the French.

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  • Obelisk 
  • Church of the Madeleine 
  • Tuileries Gardens 
  • Champs-Elysees
  • Palais Bourbon

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