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Arc de Triomphe

  • Champs-Elysees, France
  • France, Paris, Place de l'Étoile
     
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    The Arc de Triomphe has long been a symbol of Paris, along with the Eiffel Tower. It was built at the beginning of the XIX century on the orders of Napoleon I Bonaparte, who after his victory at Austerlitz French troops decided to perpetuate the glory of his soldiers. Arc de Triomphe on the Place Charles de Gaulle is a key monument in the sequence of historical monuments along the route from the Louvre to the Big Arch of La Defense.

    The project has developed the Arc de Triomphe architect Jean Shalgrin. He built a high monument in antique style with a wide opening arachnym, richly decorated with bas-reliefs depicting the winged angels, trumpeter in fanfare. On the walls of the arch is a sequence of images, which tell about the victory of the French troops in 128 fights, here mentioned 558 names commanders. 100 cast-iron columns with cast-iron chains surround the arch in honor of the 100 days of the reign of Napoleon. Inside the arch is a museum.

    In 1921, under the walls of the arch was buried unknown soldiers who died during the First World War.
    • attractions
      • Cultural objects

Sights nearby

Memorial "Eternal Flame" in Paris
Metro Station Charles de Gaulle Etoile
The observation deck Arc de Triomphe
Shopping center Drugstore Publicis
Convention and Visitors Bureau
Restaurant "Guy Savoy"
House of Honore de Balzac
Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire
Lido
Louis Vuitton boutique on the Champs Elysees
Spa My Blend by Clarins
Monument to Honore de Balzac
Aviation Club de France
Restaurant Taillevent
Pleyel concert hall
Musée Dapper Paris 16 Passy
The hotel "Salomon de Rothschild"
Patisserie Laduree
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Restaurant Le Cinq
The National Maritime Museum
American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
Shopping center L`Atelier Renault
Elysee Pavilion
Museum of Fashion and Costume

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