The Arc de Triomphe at Place de l'Etoile, commissioned by Napoleon I in 1806 to honour the imperial armies, was completed in 1836 during the reign of King Louis-Philippe. Its architect, Chalgrin, looked to Greek and Roman arches for its design.
Through its history, architecture, inscriptions, sources of inspiration and sculptures, students will learn all about the arch's symbolic function. While it continues to celebrate the victory of the French armies from the Revolution to the present day, its significance has changed since the 19th century. Today, it holds a prominent place in civic and civilian life.
Exploring 19th and 20th century French history, town planning, civic education and even the visual arts, our approach to studying the monument meets the requirements of interdisciplinarity.
Tour-workshop: 2 hours - €110 (€61 Priority Education Zones) – From class CE2 (Year 4 / 3rd Grade) to high school