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Concorde square

1112886_a_parisien_obelisk.jpgArchitectural masterpiece, beautiful view, living history. Here to see the Louvre, Panorama to the Champs-Elysees avenue, with the side opposite the Tuileries gardens. The square of the Seine to see the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.

The square was built between 1754 and 1763, neo-classical style. Ange-Jacques Gabriel, a famous architect. Originally it was a parade area, the Louvre, the building served.

In 1795 he was appointed First Place de la Concorde for the space is understood. Later XV. and Louis XVI square was renamed, but from 1848 the name was finally Concorde.

In the space of two famous palace of the Maritime Ministry and the Concorde hotel.

Protruding from the obelisk in 1836 in the middle of the square. Weighs 230 tons, 23 feet tall, pink and four meters tall pedestal.