Finished in 1772, this royal square first called Place Louis XV was built to join the Tuileries and the Champs Elysées. Then to mark the Revolution time called "Terror", its name was changed to Place de la Révolution. The Obelisk in its center, more than 3300 years old, was a gift from the vice-king of Egypt in the 19th century. It was put there before the 2 cast iron fountains that you can see now. This place has become one of the symbols of Paris and there you can see the 14th of July parade and the passage of the Tour de France.
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