Obélisque de Louxor
Obélisque de Louxor
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theatres compete for your applause. It's a neighbourhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
How to get there
  • Concorde • 3 min walk
  • Assemblée Nationale • 8 min walk

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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Most executions took place in the Place de la Revolution (now the Place de la Concorde) in Paris. The obelisk is installed right on the spot of the guillotine where Marie-Antoinette and King Louis XVI were executed along with countless victims of the French Revolution.

The views of the Place de la Concorde and the Obelisk are especially beautiful from the terrace of the Hotel de la Marine. Despite all the pre-Olympics construction going on now, the Obelisk is not in scaffoldings and good pictures could be easily taken.
Written 3 May 2024
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Uncle Badger
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Historic and an absolute must sight. Best experienced after a walk through Jardin des Tuileries. It never seems to be spectacularly busy here so you shouldn’t be bothered by large crowds.

It is beyond how anyone could rate a free to see landmark negatively.
Written 7 January 2024
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Colleen C
Troy, NY2,474 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We visited the Obelisk in the beginning of November and the area surrounding it was under Construction so if your on foot it was very easy to get to since no traffic was in the way. From here its like a center point and you can see the Louvre in one direction the opposite side the Arc de Triumph and near the Arc~ Grand Palais & Eiffel Tower! Plus the Fontaine des Mers are in front and back of the Obelisk and Place de la Concorde in the direct background.

Would love to one day go to Egypt so seeing this up-close was amazing the hieroglyphs are so well preserved~ one of my favorite parts of touring Paris.
Written 16 November 2023
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AlexanderD
Jackson, NJ5,612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a cool Egyptian obelisk thousands of years old marking a historic spot. It also thematically ties into the Louvre pyramid on the other end of the Tuileries.
Written 21 August 2023
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This obelisque is said to mark the spot where the guillotine stood during the French Revolution from 1789. Situated in the center of Place de la Concorde, formerly known as Place de la Revolution, it's easy to see when coming through the square. You can cross over the street, but be mindful as it's an extremely busy traffic square as well and taxis and trucks tend to ignore traffic lights - as do virtually all cyclists and motorbikes.
Written 8 March 2023
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This piece of Egyptian history originally was built during the reign of Pharoah Ramesses II to be one of a set of two obelisks to be at either side of the portal for the Luxor Temple. Both obelisks were gifted to France in 1830. The costs associated with moving the first obelisk negated any thought of bringing the second one to France. Today it stands in the center of Place de la Concorde. A gold leaf pyramidion was added to the top in 1998.
Written 10 November 2022
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CK2000
New York City, NY301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This column stands in the middle of the Place de la Concorde. It is a nice backdrop for pictures and I am sure it must have an interesting and rich history.
Written 31 August 2022
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Carla Pereira Tomé
Funchal, Portugal154 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
Very interesting, good for photos, even though the twsited history of the monument. It's not paid to access the square.
Written 15 August 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,611 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
Stands in the center of Place Vendome, a remnant of Napoleon's wars. It was once torn down, but came back. Center of attention in this stark stone square. Important historically but not pretty.
Written 29 June 2022
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John W
Douglas, UK2,287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Great location at end of the Champs Elysee Park as you cross to the Tuileries Gardens. Symbol of French imperialism and plunder. Nicely restored. Top regilded.
Written 3 May 2022
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