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Paris. Tuileries Quarter

Uritsk Andrey • 4 minutes read • August 7th, 2016
Tuileries Quarter is located between the river and the

Paris Opera

on the one hand, the

Place de la Concorde

is to the west, and there’s the Louvre on the east. Graceful squares and austere gardens determine the character of the neighborhood. Monuments to members of the royal family and artists coexist with flaunting luxuries, Place Vendome, where the expensive jewelry stores and luxury hotel "Ritz", representing a dizzying mix of luxury and elegance, are located. Along the Tuileries garden there are two main streets of 

Paris

- Rue de Rivoli and the Rue du Saint-Honore, filled with expensive boutiques, bookshops, and five-star hotels.
1paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg2paris-tuileries-quarter.jpgThis is the Pont des Arts:
3paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg4paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg5paris-tuileries-quarter.jpgThis is the Louvre. Now let us go across a vast square, stretching in front of this grand palace, and then from the Louvre through the garden to the Place de la Concorde.
6paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg7paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg8paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg9paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg10paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg11paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg12paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg13paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg14paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg15paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg16paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg17paris-tuileries-quarter.jpg18paris-tuileries-quarter.jpgThe observation wheel offers a great view of the Tuileries Garden, the Place de la Concorde and the Champs Elysees beginning on it:
19paris-tuileries-quarter.jpgPlace de la Concorde is one of the most magnificent and historically significant squares of Europe. Until the middle of the 18th century in its place, there was a swamp, and from 1775 to 1792 years there was a monument to Louis 15th, who was subsequently replaced by a guillotine, nicknamed as "Black Widow." The square was renamed into Revolution Square. On January 21, 1793 Louis 16th was beheaded there, then after more than 1,300 people were executed at its place. In 1794, the blood-soaked square was optimistically renamed into the Place de la Concorde, and a few decades later the King of Egypt presented Luxor Obelisk, whose age is 3200 years, to the King of France. This monument is now the main dominant of the Place de la Concorde and one of the main landmarks of the Champs-Elysees beginning from here.
20paris-tuileries-quarter.jpgAuthor: Uritsk
Source: uritsk.livejournal.com
Translated by: Zoozi

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