The Luxor Obelisque (Obelisk) in Paris with the Eiffel Tower

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If you go from the Louvre toward Champs-Élysées (or from the Arc de Triomphe, on Champs-Élysées and toward the Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre Museum), then you won’t miss it: The Luxor Obelisque (Obelisk) in Paris.

This was originally located at the entrance of the Luxor Temple, in Egypt and it commemorates the reign of the pharaoh Ramses II. The Obelisk measures 23 metres in height, and it was given to France in 1829 by the Viceroy of Egypt.

It is an imposing monument, decorated, of course, with Egyptian hieroglyphics. The Obelisk is definitely an important piece of Place de la Concorde from Paris.

The Luxor Obelisque (Obelisk) in Paris with the Eiffel Tower
The Luxor Obelisque (Obelisk) in Paris with the Eiffel Tower
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6 thoughts on “The Luxor Obelisque (Obelisk) in Paris with the Eiffel Tower

  1. A lot of people forget about it and only focus on the Tower! It is impressive too and very interesting that a piece of Egypt is right there!

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