Heritage and sights


From Place de la Bastille, symbol of the French Revolution, through Place Concorde where stands the Marly Horses, Paris has many famous places ...

This square is, above all, famous for its July column, erected in 1833 by Alavoine to the glory of the citizens who fought in defence of civil liberties.

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Place Charles-de-Gaulle

This square was for a long time called Place de l'Etoile (Star Square) because of the geometrical design of the twelve avenues fanning out from the square, which is located at the summit of the old Roule hill, and which converge on the Arc de Triomphe.

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Place de la Concorde

Built by Gabriel, architect to Louis XV, between 1755 and 1775, it is octagonal in shape. It was the scene of a number of key historical events, including the execution of Louis XVI.

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Place Dauphine

Built on the site of 3 little islands, Place Dauphine on the Ile de la Cité was the second 17th century royal Parisian square, after the Place du Vosges.

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Façade de l'Hôtel de Ville

This square, called Place de Grève until 1803, was the scene of historic events. Festivals - notably that of Saint-Jean - used to take place there, as did executions.

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Place du Palais Royal

With Place de la Colette and Place du Théâtre , it is one of the three squares bordering the Palais-Royal gardens and the Comédie Française.

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Place du Tertre

The veritable heart of the Butte-Montmartre, where in the mornings a village atmosphere reigns. The former village town hall has become the `maison des Poulbots" (house of street urchins).

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Place Vendôme

This square, a masterpiece of classical architecture, dates back to the reign of Louis XIV.

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Place des Victoires

This square, designed by Jules Hardouin Mansart at the end of the 17th century; served as a model for numerous other squares in France.

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Wi-fi : Place des Vosges

This square, with its perfect layout, is the first example bearing witness to Henri IV's interest in town planning and contains about forty brick and stone houses built over arcades.

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