Place de la Concorde
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may be the Place de la Concorde, but this square in Paris has a
bloody history with more than 1300 people beheaded by the
Guillotine within its boundaries.
included Louis XVI, Marie
Antoinette, Charlotte Corday, Danton and, eventually, the architect
of The Terror Robespierre himself.
Place Louis XV, it was changed by revolutionaries to Place de la
Revolution. Later governments thought it wise to rename the area
in the hope of lessening its darker history.
central 230-tonne, pink-granite obelisk from Luxor dominates the
site rising 23 metres into the air and its accompanying eight female
statues stand at the corners of the square.
of Louis XVI
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