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Place de la Concorde

Why the Place de la Concorde is a Paris tourist attraction that isn’t worth a visit

The Place de la Concorde is said to be a marvellous place to be in Paris. But if you don’t have much time to spend in Paris you won’t miss much when you skip this so-called tourist attraction.

Place de la ConcordeIt’s just a big place. Sure it’s huge with its 84,000 square meters, and you could see for example the Obelisk of Luxor. But that’s just an Egyptian obelisk as any other obelisk in the world. Then there are several statues which represent large French cities. There also two big fountains on each end of the square. But most of all there is lots of traffic, crazy Parisian drivers race as mad and they seem to drive totally chaotically in all directions.

Sure this place is full of history. The Place de la Concorde, former known as Place de la Revolution, was the spine-chilling place where the famous Guillotine stood during the French Revolution and executed thousands of French aristocrats during the bloody revolution. But you can’t see that. So if you like to know something about the bloodshed which had took place there, you better read something about that in a history book.

We recommend to skip a visit of the Place de la Concorde if you are on a tight time schedule. It would be a waste of your precious time. Paris is full of nicer places, so you don’t necessarily need to see this one too.

We recommend to skip a visit of the Place de la Concorde if you are on a tight time schedule. It would be a waste of your precious time. Paris is full of nicer places, so you don’t necessarily need to see this one too. Although this may not be near the top of your list of sites to see, with hotel deal Paris at DHR you can still book an affordable room that’s near your most desired sites.

Attraction: Place de la Concorde
Address: 75008 Paris, 8th arrondissement

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9 Comments »

  1. January 19, 2006 @ 3:02 am

    Henry said,

    I can tell you this place is boring and it is so huge. My feet were killing me as I walked through with my wife. And it was cold and windy and ugly. The only thing we had in mind was where we can go inside to relax a bit.

  2. February 15, 2006 @ 1:21 pm

    jesska said,

    BORING ?!!?! its truly exciting . i just loved it and if i can walk for 2 hours there in high heels then there must be something wrong with you henry .

  3. March 29, 2006 @ 2:02 pm

    jeremy said,

    this place sux …

  4. July 2, 2006 @ 2:50 pm

    Kilroy said,

    The Place de la Concorde is indeed not really a place to visit. Just have a stop there on your way from the Tuileries gardens to the Champs Elysées. It is nice, though, in Summer and in the evening when the fountains are working. Another opportunity is to cross the Place and head to the Seine. You can start a walk on the banks of the river to the Alexander 3 bridge that is worth a look.

  5. February 25, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

    Paris Hotel said,

    Indeed there are tourists who seems to be a bit disappointed of this spot, but a lot of people told us that its worth it! You cannot say this in general…

  6. March 8, 2008 @ 4:37 am

    Eva said,

    After reading this, I can see why people keep leaving comments. I hope this isn’t rejected, cause i would really like to read more. Can you post some more good literature?

  7. October 14, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

    Shaniqua said,

    I think this site was horrible save your time do not visit the site. If I had a choice i would have rather been at KFC

  8. March 29, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    Tara said,

    This place is truly amazing especially at night it gave me such delight and chills to imagine that i was stepping where the guillotine once stood it was certaintly worth visiting it is part of the french revolution and history

  9. May 25, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    michel said,

    Being a Parisian, I am smiling to the comments about this place being boring. The history behind this Place is interesting…as well as the buildings around and the monuments.. What do the fountains symbolize? Why is it an obelisk that has been chosen ? I am so interested in the is place that I am proposing a guided tour of it ! http://concorde.voila.net Yes, definitely a place to visit !!! probably one of the best views of Paris !!!

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