Place de la Concorde, Paris, (where hotel CrillIon stands). At the center, the grand obelisk that Napoleon brought back from his Egyptian campaign. Its twin, known as "Cleopatra's Needle" can be found in New York's Central Park.
i know paris was one of the least favorite places on our ambassador trip, but i would give anything to go back here. paris at night is magical, and it sucks that we weren't able to ever go sight seeing because i'm sure everybody would have loved it.