Saturday, February 12, 2011

Place de La Concorde

Place de La Concorde is a majestic square situated in between the Jardin des Tuileries and the beginning of the Champs Elysées. It is in fact the largest public square in Paris, measuring 86,400 square meters (*Wikipedia). Located in the 8th arrondissement, it houses the famous Hotel de Crillon, the embassy of the United States and The National Assembly.

During the French Revolution, the square was renamed "Place de la Révolution" and a guillotine was erected. Among popular figures who were guillotined here include Marie Antoinette, Madame du Barry, and Robespierre. During the "Reign of Terror" in the summer of 1794, about 1300 people were killed here.

To get an immediate "wow I'm in Paris" feel, do head here! After snapping your necessary pictures, the Louvre and the upscale shopping area rue Faubourg St Honoré are both walking distance away.

Metro: Concorde
Photos by Me