Guests of the Hotel Louvre Marsollier cannot have missed it: the Paris Ferris Wheel stands proudly over the Place de la Concorde. Open every day from 10:30 am to midnight, the Ferris Wheel is a highly motivating excuse to overcome your fear of heights… You have until February 6th!
65 yards up, you enjoy a scenic view of the Champs-Elysées, the Opera and the Tuileries gardens while the audio-guide whispers a few juicy anecdotes into your ear – an incredible experience at night, when the City of Lights glitters below your feet.
At the foot of the Grande Roue, the Place de la Concorde has a few tales of its own. Did you know that this is the precise place where Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette were executed during the French Revolution? Half-a-century later, Egypt presented France with two obelisks from the Luxor temple. One of them was raised on the square, an engineering prowess that King Louis-Philippe preferred not to witness – appearing on his balcony only after the column was up!