Place de la Concorde, 8e

Place de la Concorde, 8e

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In the center of Place de la Concorde, the former Place Louis XV, called Place de la Revolution during the Revolution, is a 3,000-year old Egyptian obelisk. This obelisk sits on top of the site of the guillotine that sliced off the heads of more than 1,400 people during the last six weeks of the Reign of Terror.