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The Arc de Triomphe construction started in 1806 after Emperor Napoleon's victory at Austerlitz. The architect of the arc was Jean Chalgrin. It took 2 years to complete the foundations. Finalizing the construction took many years. In the course of time the architects Jean-Nicolas Huyot and Goust. In 1836 the arc was complete and in 1840 Napoleon's remains passed under it on their way to the Emperor's final resting place at the Invalides
In 1919 the first aeroplane flew through the arc; many would follow.
The monument stands 50 metres in height, 45 meters wide and 22 meters deep.
Beneath the Arc is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War with the eternal flame.
On the walls of the arc 660 names are inscribed.
To goto to the arc use the subway tunnel.
Vistit to the top is Euro 9,--. The climb is via a spiral staircase.
1 April to 30 September : 10AM - 11PM
1 October to 31 March : 10AM - 10:30PM
Last admission 30 mins before closing
Address: Place Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile
Directions: Metro Line 1, 2, RER A : Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile
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