Place de la Concorde

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One of Europe's most magnificent and historic squares, covering more than 20 acres. It started out as Place Louis XV, for displaying a statue of the king.

In it's next incarnation, as the Place de la Révolution, the statue was replaced by the guillotine. The death toll in the square in two and a half years was 1,119, including Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

It was renamed Concorde in a spirit of reconciliation.
Looking toward the Arc de Triomphe .
3200 year old Luxor obelisk.