The Place de la Concorde is located in the 8th district of Paris and it is the biggest square of the city with its 84 000 m2. Bordered by the Seine, enhances the majestic culmination of the union between the Champs Élysées avenue with those of the Défense, the Jardins des Tuileries and the Louvre. A place coloured by history, it also means the link between the Palais Bourbon (the National Assembly), on the left bank, and the Église de La Madeline on the other. The square, constructed in 1772 in honour of Louis XV, featured an equestrian statue of the King which, during the Revolution, was destroyed and substituted by a place for executions. However, after the Terror it was re-baptized as Place de la Concorde to mark the reconciliation among the French people. It is also known by its 'Luxor Obelisk', 3 300 years old, offered to France by Méhémet Ali, vice-king of Egypt. Erected at its center in 1836, it originally came from the Luxor temple. This masterwork carved out of red granite is 33 meters in height and 230 tons in weight. Covered by hieroglyphs, exhibits as well a sundial and a golden capstone or 'pyramidion'. Likewise, the square is sprinkled by many other statues and street furniture, such as the 'Chevaux de Marly' that decorate the Champs Élysées entrance and are livened up by booksellers at the Seine's bank. On the other side we find the Crillon Hotel, that has hosted some of the most famous persons in the world and where the celebrated restaurant Maxim's is. Moreover, when night comes, the Place de la Concorde shines as a jeweled throne, ever prominent in the City of Lights. Most of the Pariscityvision.com tours go through the Place de la Concorde; for example, the Visit of the Palace of Versailles and Paris excursion or Paris Discovery by minibus and with priority access.
Take advantage of Open Tour Paris to enjoy the Hop on- hop off tour to visit Paris on your own and visit the Louvre museum at your leisure as you discover the renowned artworks it has to offer.
This tour is perfect for a first trip to Paris. Your visit will begin with a tour of the city of Paris on board a panoramic bus. You will then go to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy the remarkable panoramic view over Paris, followed by lunch at the restaurant “58 Tour Eiffel”. Then you can take your one hour trip on the Seine on board a commented cruise.
A panoramic bus tour of Paris to discover the great monuments of the city: Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a cruise on the Seine (starting near the Trocadero gardens) and lunch at the Eiffel Tower restaurant or at the "Bistro Parisien" restaurant with view over the Eiffel Tower.
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Admire the finest Paris monuments and discover the History of Paris on board our panoramic bus tour: The Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Conciergerie, Place Vendome, etc. Audio guides available.
City tour of Paris in a panoramic bus to see all the sights. Admire the facades of the Louvre museum, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, City Hall... Audio guides included.
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Ideal for visiting Paris over two days, at your convenience. Hop on an open-top bus or river boat (Batobus) and see the finest Paris monuments: Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Hotel des Invalides, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saint-Germain-des-Prés...
Discover the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a magnificent view over the rooftops of Paris from the 2nd floor. Includes a panoramic bus tour and a cruise on the Seine past some of the city’s finest monuments: the Louvre museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Orsay museum, and more.
Small groups or private tours. Paris city tour by minibus with an experienced driver guide who will show you the landmark monuments of Paris lit up. Transport from and to your place of accommodation in Paris.
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River-boat cruise on the Seine and city tour in a panoramic bus to discover Paris monuments: Louvre Museum, Opera House, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides... Audio guides in 10 languages.
Visit the Eiffel Tower with an 360-degree view of Paris from the 2nd floor. Take a panoramic bus tour to discover the Paris monuments: Opera House, Invalides, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe.