The Arc de Triomphe offers a unique panorama over the Champs Elysées, the most beautiful avenue in the world.

A unique panorama

With 49.54 meters high, 44.82 wide and 22.21 deep, the Arc de Triomphe does not go unnoticed. Located in the middle of the place de l’étoile, in the 8th arrondissement of the capital, it is surrounded by a huge roundabout from which avenue Kléber, avenue de la Grande-Armée, avenue de Wagram or the avenue des Champs-Elysées. In 1806, Napoleon I ordered the construction of the Arc de Triomphe in honor of the Grande Armée. Inspired by ancient arches, this iconic monument bears the nation’s illustrious names. Beneath the Arc de Triomphe is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. It keeps alive the memory of soldiers who died in combat during the wars. A highly symbolic and historic place that houses an eternal flame lit for the first time on November 11, 1923. Since then, it has been rekindled every evening (without exception) at 6:30 p.m.

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Arc de Triomphe

An extraordinary view

Day or night, it is one of the most extraordinary views of Paris. It allows you to admire the Champs-Élysées, the most beautiful avenue in the world, but also to grasp the extent of the capital’s Haussmann riches. You will take your breath away contemplating the « triumphal way« , this major historical axis which connects the main avenue to the Louvre museum and the Grande Arche de la Défense. The Parisian monument is decorated with high relief and sculptures from the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. On the walls of these arches are engraved the names of the battles and the generals of the wars waged during the Revolution and under the Empire. The museography provides a better understanding of the history of the monument as well as its national and international symbolic importance. From the terrace, you can admire, day and night, a unique panorama of the Champs Élysées !

L’Arc de Triomphe

Place Charles de Gaulle
75008 Paris
www.paris-arc-de-triomphe.fr

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