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Place de la Concorde

Located between the Jardin des Tuileries and the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Place de la Concorde is the largest plaza in Paris and is home to an amazingly beautiful decorated fountain. 

Place de la Concorde in Paris mit dem Brunnen der Meere

Visit the Place de la Concorde in Paris (“Place of Harmony” in English)! The Place de la Concorde is the second largest plaza in all of France, and it is even the largest plaza in Paris. The Place de la Concorde is located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

Opening Hours of the Place de la Concorde

The Place de la Concorde in Paris is a public plaza—therefore there are no designated opening hours. That means that the Place de la Concorde is open from mornings to evenings, and you can enjoy the plaza the entire day, if you wish! With the Paris City Pass, you can quickly and easily reach the Place de la Concorde, and you can also use the Pass to visit other top attractions in Paris. The Paris City Pass already includes your ticket for the metro, as well as all of your admission tickets to all the top museums, attractions, and sights in Paris.

Tickets to the Place de la Concorde

You don’t need any tickets to visit the Place de la Concorde. However, your Paris City Pass includes your public transportation tickets, which allows you to use the public transport in Paris completely for free. Do yourself a favor and save yourself from stress (while saving money and time) and purchase your tickets before arriving in Paris. The Paris City Pass is not only your ticket to unlimited, free usage of the public transportation system in Paris, but it is also your ticket into all the top attractions and sights in the French capital. 

Address of the Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde
75018 Paris 

You will find the Place de la Concorde in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, north of the Seine River. The Seine Bridge “Pont de la Concorde” as well as Rue Royale, Rue de Rivoli, and Cours la Reine all lead into (and end at) the Place de la Concorde in Paris. The postal code of the Place de la Concorde is 75018. With the Paris City Pass, you can get to this address easily and quickly because you will have complete (and free) access to the public transportation in Paris. You will already receive your Paris City Pass and the included metro tickets before your departure for Paris so that you can visit the Place de la Concorde immediately when you arrive! 

Directions to the Place de la Concorde

Metro 1, 8, or 12 to Concorde

Reaching the Place de la Concorde in Paris is best and most easily done by using the metro. By using metro line 1, 8, or 12, you will be able to get off directly at the Place de la Concorde. With the Paris City Pass, traveling to the Place de la Concorde is made even more easy! As a Pass Holder, you will already have your metro ticket already in your pocket (before you even arrive in Paris) and you can use this ticket for the entirety of your stay in Paris. Save time and money traveling to Place de la Concorde (and to other attractions in Paris) by purchasing the Paris City Pass—your complete package for admission into the top attractions, museums, and sights in Paris, as well as a metro ticket for unlimited use of Paris’ public transportation system.

Highlights of the Place de la Concorde

  • Famous Ferris wheel with a breathtaking view on top
  • The second largest plaza in France
  • One of the 5 royal plazas in Paris
  • Full of exciting history!

Attractions Near the Place de la Concorde

Other top attractions near the Place de la Concorde include the Louvre, the Picasso Museum (Musée Picasso), and Musée d’Orsay—all of which are very easy to reach from the Place de la Concorde! With the Paris City Pass, you can reach any destination quickly and easily. The Pass covers not only free admission into the most popular attractions and sights in Paris, but it also covers your ticket to freely using the public transportation system—at no extra cost to you!

Ferris Wheel in the Place de la Concorde

The “Roue de Paris” is a huge Ferris wheel, found in the Place de la Concorde. This Ferris wheel is built on the Place de la Concorde, and it is place right in front of the entrance to the Jardin des Tuileries annually, between December and January. During the Christmas holiday season, the Ferris Wheel is placed in the Village de Noel (Christmas Village) on the Champ-Elysées. Anyone can enjoy a ride in one of the 42 cable cars of the Ferris wheel and witness a breathtaking, bird eye’s view of Paris. Close to 300,000 visitors of Paris have ridden the Roue de Paris and enjoyed a view of the beautiful Louvre, decorated in festive, Christmas decorations. The Roue de Paris is actually the symbol of Christmas in Paris, and it was built by Marcel Campion in 2000. With the Paris City Pass, you can enjoy a free ride on the Roue de Paris in the Place de la Concorde and let your breath be taken away by its amazing view!

Architecture of the Place de la Concorde

The Place de la Concorde in Paris is one of the five royal plazas found in Paris. The Place de la Concorde fascinates visitors with its history and architecture. Measuring to be 8.64 hectares (21.3 acres) in area, the Place de la Concorde is considered to be the second largest plaza in France. The history of the Place de la Concorde goes back many centuries. The Place de la Concorde was created by Jacques-Ange Gabriel, and the plaza was called “Place Louis XV” at this time. In regards to its structure and design, the architecture of the Place de la Concorde was already fascinating, the reason being that this plaza was built in the shape of an octagon. The Place de la Concorde served as a worthy home for the equestrian statue of Ludwigs XV, which was situated in the middle of the plaza. Over the following years of the history of the Place de la Concorde, this statue was later replaced by a monumental statue of liberty. The original equestrian statue that stood there was destroyed during the French Revolution. In 1792, this plaza received the name, “Place de la Révolution.” After the guillotines were set up on the Place de la Concorde, 1119 people were publicly executed there—amongst the people who were executed during this time period were King Ludwig XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. Finally, the plaza received the name “Place de la Concorde” in 1795, however the name of the plaza was later changed (again) due to power struggles in France. It wasn’t until 1830, after the July Revolution, that the plaza was named “Place de la Concorde” once again. 

Visit the Place de la Concorde in Paris with the Paris City Pass for FREE and have your metro ticket to travel to the Place de la Concorde already in your pocket!