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Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde has an Egyptian Obelisk in the centre of the square. 

Before the French Revolution, Place de la Concorde was called Place Louis XV and there was a statue of the king on a horse there.

During the Revolution it was renamed Place de la Révolution and a guillotine was put in the square. This is where King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette and other aristocrats were executed.

Here is a link to my blog post about the Obelisk from 2012:

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