France's national naval museum, welcomes an exhibition that reveals the story behind the immense Obelisk, which stands proudly in the middle Concorde square. Transport the obelisk, Weighing 230 metric tons, was the occasion of an adventure that lasted seven years to bring him from Egypy to the center of Paris.
Originally constructed during the reign of pharaoh Ramesses II, which went from 1279 BC until 1213 BC, the Obelisk was one of two monoliths built at the entrance of the temple of Luxor was offered to France by the Viceroy of Egypt in 1830.
Palais de Chaillot
Place du Trocadero 75016 Paris