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Concorde Square is the largest in Paris and it separates the Jardin des Tuileries from the Champs-Elysées. It was built between 1754 and 1763 so that a royal statue could be placed in the centre and it was where executions where carried out during the French Revolution.

The centre of the square is where the guillotine used to execute Louis XVI and Maria-Antoniette among many others was located. It was named Place de la Concorde following the French Revolution and an Egyptian obelisk was built in the centre of the square.

Two fountains and eight statues which represent French cities have been added to the square since it was built.

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