PLACE DE LA CONCORDE ET L'OBÉLISQUE
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Historical place, the Place de la Concorde did not always deserve (and given) this name, and for good reason! It was the theatre of decapitations of the Revolution and was going close to 1 200 heads aristocrats, antirevolutionary or just suspect, ranging from the crowned heads like those of Louis XVI and his wife, to the desperados like Charlotte Corday and Danton. Designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel starting from 1755 for king Louis XV, it will be the model of the royal squares of French cities. At the North end, two identical buildings in the east the hotel de la Marine, former royal furniture store, and in the west the Crillon luxury hotel. In the North Champs-Élysées and in the South the Tuileries gardens leading directly to the Louvre. In the centre and marking the huge perspective skilfully linking the Arc De Triomphe and the Palais royal, the ancient Egyptian obelisk offered by Méhémet Ali in 1836 (in thanks to the help brought by Champollion in the translation of the hieroglyphics) has praised the pharaoh Ramses II for more than 3 300 years. The statues of the place was the work of Coysevox for group of Mercury and reputation, then Coustou for the Horses of Marly (the originals are visible in the courtyard of the Louvre Marly). Each corner of the square received the allegory of French city (Brest and Rouen, Lyon and Marseille, Bordeaux and Nantes, Lille and Strasbourg) to find who is who!
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