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Place de la Nation, Paris

Place de la Nation - Paris, France
Place de la Nation
Place de la Nation, Paris, France 75011Map
Neighborhood: 11th Arrondissement
Overview

This historic plaza once bore the name Place du Trône (place of the throne), a reference to the royal welcome granted to Louis XIV and Marie-Thérèse d'Autriche upon their entry into Paris in 1660. During the revolution, it was called Place du Trône Renversé and a guillotine was erected in the plaza. It wasn't until 1880 that Place de la Nation was granted its current name and crowned with a magnificent bronze sculpture celebrating the triumph of the republic.

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Place de la Nation General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Nation
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