Place de la concorde is a peaceful square of Paris, one of the many. If you don't know the history this will be just another place to you, only with a grand obelisk. People who are history buffs will know that it served as the centre point of one of the bloodiest and most unstable times of Paris. This is the square chosen by the Revolution for its most public happenings. It was renamed Place de la Révolution and the infamous guillotine punishments were carried out here. King Louis XVI was beheaded in this very square, and so were some of the most prominent people of those times. This is where Marie Antoinette walked to her death. The bloody history of this place is the complete opposite of what it is today. The obelisk is the defining feature of Place de la concorde today. The Egyptian obelisk was a gift from Muhammad Ali Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt, and was delivered in 1883. There are also 2 famous fountains in the square. If you take a historical tour of Paris, this will surely be one the places you will be visiting.