The place de la Concorde is the largest public square in Paris and one of the best places to see the grandeur of Paris' layout and the 'Voie Triomphale' (triumphal way). It is magnificent.
Looking east, you see the Jardin de Tuileries, the Arc du Carroussel and then the Louvre museum. Looking west, your eyes follow the Champs-Elyseés to the Arc de Triomphe, and beyond the Grande Arc de Paris of La Défence, all in a perfectly straight line.
The clipped plane trees on the Champs-Elysées very much emphasize the straight line of the Voie Triomphale, a fabulous sight.
The center and main focus of the Place de la Concorde is the Obelisk of Luxor, a gift to the french from the viceroy of Egypt, Mehemet Ali, given in 1829. The monument is more than 3300 years old and decorated with hieroglyphics portraying the reigns of the pharaohs Ramses II and Ramses III.
it is flanked by two beautiful fountains..
while ornamental lamp posts surround the whole square
the North side is marked by two buildings, the Naval Ministry on the right..
.. and the beautiful "Hotel Crillon' on the left
the little street just left of the Hotel Crillon is the rue 'Boissy d'Anglas'
which takes you straight to 24 rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré!
Another reason I love La place de la Concorde ;-)