"Arc de Triomphe" Arc de Triomphe Tip by lamentforicarus

Arc de Triomphe, Paris: 402 reviews and 711 photos


284 steps lead visitors to the top of this grand arch, which provides great views over the city of Paris. Completed in 1836, the Arc de Triomphe commemorates Napoleon's victory at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805. On the east side of the arch, soldiers can be seen departing for battle. The western side reveals the victorious soldiers returning from battle. The spectacular battle is depicted in the frieze on the northern side of the arch.
In the area between the legs of the arch, an eternal flame marks the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, who died during World War I and was entombed on the 11th of November in 1920. Daily at 18:30 the torch is ceremoniously re-ignited.

Address: Place Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile
Directions: Metro Line 1, 2, RER A : Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile
Phone: +33 1 55 37 73 77
Website: http://arc-de-triomphe.monuments-nationaux.fr/

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  • Written Sep 26, 2005
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