Place de la Concorde

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Concorde Fountains

This largest of public squares in Paris measures 7.6 Hectares
(a hectare equals 10,000 square meters)
King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette where executed on this site by guillotine in 1793, when it was called Place de la Révolution

Located outside Musée de l’Orangerie and the Tuileries Garden, which extends east to Musée du Louvre

The Paris Marathon begins near the Arc de Triomphe, follows the Champs-Élysées east, then circles the Place de la Concord, which holds
-an Eqyptian Obelisk (exalting the reign of the pharaoh Ramesses II)
flanked by two nautical themed fountains
-the 1st fountain commemorating maritime commerce and industry
-the 2nd fountain commemorates navigation and commerce on the rivers of France

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