"arc de triomphe" Arc de Triomphe Tip by doug48

Arc de Triomphe, Paris: 402 reviews and 711 photos

  arc de triomphe
by doug48

after napoleon's victory in the battle of austerlitz in 1805 he commissioned the arc de triomphe to commemorate that event. the arch was not completed until 1836. the tomb of the french unknown soldier from WWI is buried under the arch. the arch has several interesting reliefs, "the battle of aboukir", "the triumph of napoleon", "departure of the volunteers", "general marceau's funeral" and "the battle of austerlitz". a viewing area on the top of the arch is open 10:00AM to 10:30PM.

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 Jul 21, 2006
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