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Place de la Concorde

Day 1 Paris – 8th Arrondissement (Part 3 of 3): Place de la Concorde

December 2nd 2013
After walking down the Av. des Champs-Élysées I arrived at the Place de la Concorde. Unfortunately the fountains weren’t working (it was winter…) but the sculptures were magnificent, as was the Obelisk. There is also a ferris wheel, which I thought was really out of place. The lamps were also really cool. To the north I could see the Église de la Madeleine between the identical buildings ... read more
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French Flag Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
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