Place de la Concorde

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This huge square was built from 1755-75 by the architect Gabriel. Two impressive colonnaded mansions stand either side of rue Royale. One is home to the Hôtel Crillon, the other the Navy headquarters. On the angles of the square, eight statues represent France's main cities. At its centre, the Luxor obelisk is framed by two fountains. At the junction with the Champs-Élysées, the Marly horses stand opposite Coysevox's winged horses, placed at the entrance to the Tuileries gardens.

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Obelisk
Obelisk
The 33-century-old Obelisk has been
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Jeu de Paume National Gallery
Jeu de Paume National Gallery
Adjoining the Orangerie Museum in the
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Musée de l'Orangerie
Musée de l'Orangerie
Since 1927 the Orangerie has housed the
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Pont de la Concorde
Pont de la Concorde
This bridge was built between 1787-91 by
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Jardins des Champs-Élysées
Jardins des Champs-Élysées
Running between Place de la Concorde and
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Avenue Gabriel
Avenue Gabriel
This avenue runs along one side of the
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Obelisk
Obelisk
The 33-century-old Obelisk has been
1:00
Pont de la Concorde
Pont de la Concorde
This bridge was built between 1787-91 by
0:15
Avenue Gabriel
Avenue Gabriel
This avenue runs along one side of the
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