The Place de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris, France. During the French Revolution the statue of Louis XV of France was torn down and the area renamed "Place de la Révolution". The new revolutionary government erected the guillotine in the square, and it was here that King Louis XVI was executed. The square was later renamed Place de la Concorde under the Directory as a symbolic gesture of reconciliation after the turmoil of the French Revolution.
The Fountain of River Commerce and Navigation, one of the two Fontaines de la Concorde (1840) on the Place de la Concorde (text courtesy of Wikipedia).