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Place de la Concorde - Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 48° 51.955 E 002° 19.290
31U E 450239 N 5412772
Quick Description: The Place de la Concorde is the largest square in the French capital.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 7/6/2017 9:01:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMW3PN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 10

Long Description:
Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"The place was designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel in 1755 as a moat-skirted octagon between the Champs-Elysées to the west and the Tuileries Garden to the east. Decorated with statues and fountains, the area was named Place Louis XV to honor the king at that time. The square showcased an equestrian statue of the king, which had been commissioned in 1748 by the city of Paris, sculpted mostly by Edmé Bouchardon, and completed by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle after the death of Bouchardon.

At the north end, two magnificent identical stone buildings were constructed. Separated by the rue Royale, these structures remain among the best examples of Louis Quinze style architecture. Initially, the eastern building served as the French Naval Ministry. Shortly after its construction, the western building became the opulent home of the Duc d'Aumont. It was later purchased by the Comte de Crillon, whose family resided there until 1907. The famous luxury Hôtel de Crillon, which currently occupies the building, took its name from its previous owners."
Place de la Concorde
Paris, France

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