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.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Nation