Place de la Concorde | Celebration

The Big Wheel at Place de la Concorde

from 17 November 2017 to 05 May 2018

Place de la Concorde - 75008 Paris

Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement

Description

Whatever your age, you’ll want to hop into one of the 48 pods of this wheel rising over Paris! The Big Wheel is part of the Christmas village on the Champs-Elysées. Each year, it welcomes 300,000 passengers who come to admire the spectacular views of the city from this vantage point. Perched at a height of 70 metres (this is the world’s largest mobile Ferris wheel), you can enjoy a breath-taking view of the Tuileries Gardens, the Louvre and the Christmas lights on the Champs-Elysées. A symbol of the festive season in Paris, the Big Wheel has been set up every year in this spot by Marcel Campion, known as ‘the king of fairground entertainers’, since the year 2000.

The Big Wheel, an enchanting event for lovers of Paris.

Audience

All public, Children, Young people

Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde is situated at the end of the Champs-Elysées. Today it is famous for the Luxor Obelisk (a 3,300 year old Egyptian obelisk erected on the square in May 1998), the surrounding prestigious hotels, and the two monumental fountains (Fontaine des Mers and Fontaine des Fleuves). Created in 1772, Place de la Concorde was originally known for having been an execution site during the French Revolution. Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette (among others) were guillotined here. Between 1836 and 1846 the architect Jacques-Ignace Hittorf redesigned the square to become what it is today.

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Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde
75008 Paris

  • Subway - Concorde
  • RER - Charles de Gaulle - Étoile
  • Bus - 24, 42, 52, 72, 73, 84, 94, Balabus

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