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N 3 B 715 C 18 E Sep 4, 2007 F Jun 12, 2005
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The Colonne de Juillet (July Column), commemorating the overthrow of Charles X in July 1830. The area used to be occupied by a fortress and a prison. The fall of the prison on July 13, 1789 marked the beginning of the French Revolution. French celebrate the Bastille Day each year on July 14.

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The Obelisk of Luxor was given by the viceroy of Egypt, Mohamed Ali, to Louis Phillipe. The obelisk, 22.83 meters high and weighing 230 tons, which marked the entrance to the Amon temple at Luxor, was installed in 1836. The obelisk is at the center of an oval whose two centers are fountains constructed at the same period.

Tags:   europe Old City Paris France Place de la Concorde

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Jacques Ange Gabriel, Louis XV's architect, began construction in 1754 and completed it in 1763. It was called the Place Louis XV. It became the Place de la Révolution and held in its center the guillotine that executed in particular Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Danton, Robespierre, and 2800 others between 1793 and 1795. It is said that the smell of blood was so strong that a herd of cattle refused to cross the place.

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Tags:   Place de la Concorde Paris France Fountains

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Built on the Montmartre hill, the Roman-Byzantine basilica of the Sacred Heart has been constructed in devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The site was where Saint Denis was beheaded because of his faith in late 3rd century.

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