The Concorde Square is the largest square in Paris. It is located in the city's eighth district at the eastern end of the Champs Elysees.
The center of the Square is occupied by a Egyptian obelisk (23 meters (75 ft) tall monolith in pink granite and weighs approximately 230 tons) exalting the reign of the pharaoh Ramesses II. It is one of two the Egyptian government gave to the French in the 19th century. The other one stayed in Egypt.
During the French Revolution the area renamed "Place de la Révolution" and it was here that King Louis XVI was executed in 1793. Other important figures executed on the site, like Marie Antoinette, Charlotte Corday, Madame du Barry, Danton, Robespierre, Saint-Just and Olympe de Gouges.
Just at the entrance to the Concorde square, on either side of the Champs Elysees, are the Chevaux de Marly. There are eight statues representing the eight major cities of France; Brest and Rouen , Lille, Strasbourg, Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux and Nantes. You can find these statues on the four corners of the square.
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