France: Paris – Place de la Concorde & Champs Elysees

The grandest avenue in Paris – Champs-Elysées – runs past the magnificent Arc de Triomphe and into the wide-open square of Place du Concorde and the adjacent Jardin des Champs-Élysées and the Petit Palais. Place du Concorde was created between 1755 and 1775 by the architect of King Louis XV and is the largest square in Paris with the centerpiece of the Egyptian Obelisk of Luxor and two fountains.