"Arc de Triomphe" Arc de Triomphe Tip by mallyak

Arc de Triomphe, Paris: 402 reviews and 711 photos


The Triumphal Arch dates back to 1806, when Napoléon commissioned Chalgrin to build an arch to the glory of the French Army. Construction on the Arch began in 1806, restarted in 1825, and was not finished until 1836. The Arc de Triomphe is built on the model of ancient Triumphal Arches, but it stands alone because of its monumental size: 50 meters tall and 45 meters wide (164 by 148 feet). The four magnificent high reliefs are crowned by Rude's masterpiece, "The Departure of the Volunteers in 1792".

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 Aug 14, 2008
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