As with a number of Paris monuments, the Place de la Concorde has seen many modifications over time. Conceived in 1748 to celebrate - of all things - Louis XV getting over an illness - it was only finally finished 24 years later, by which time the king was probably feeling much better. Ironically, two just two years later he died from smallpox.
Initially called Place de la Revolution, many people were guillotined here over the years including - famously - Marie-Antoinette in 1793.The obelisk that stands at the centre was given to France in 1831 by the then viceroy of Egypt. Over 3,000 years old, it was erected in front of a crowd of 200,000 people and marked the beginning of a ten-year transformation of the Place which would see the addition of the two now-famous fountains - recently renovated - and a series of monumental columns.Although full of traffic during the day, it’s at night that the Place de la Concorde impresses most. Illuminated, with its view up the Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower sparkling in the distance, there’s no place on earth quite as magical.
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from the 2018-03-30 until the 2018-05-27
Foire du Trone at Reuilly Pelouse- Paris
Pelouse Reuilly welcomes "Foire du Trone" the oldest funfair festival in all Europe
Get ready for the "Foire du Trone" which has returned from March to May, on the Pelouse de Reuilly in Paris. With its 350 attractions and 80 rides, the Foire du Trone will satisfy the most demanding children and adults during its 1058th edition! Wow, This one of the oldest and most festive festivals in all Europe.
The idea of eating churros, candy floss and toffee apples tickles you? No worries, your wish will soon become a reality since the 2015 vintage of the Foire du Trone is in preparation. The most popular carnival in French settles back on the Reuilly pelouse and waiting for its 3 million annual visitors.
The Fun Fair brings together all generations. It is a true cultural event which meets all ages, all socio-professional categories, all religions ... and that the common thread is to have fun with family or friends.
The "Foire du Trone" festival offers a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes and styles, so the thrill seekers will be served with roller coasters, haunted houses and other thrilling rides. Families with children will also be spoiled with the famous Big Wheel, amusement rides for children or the Lottery stands.
In addition to the traditional and breathtaking rides such as the Big Wheel, the Star Flyer...this year, two new thrilling rides are awaiting the brave: the Spin Ball and the Starlight which will provide unprecedented thrills.