Arc de triomphe

Arc de triomphe

Come and visit the Arc de Triomphe at Place de l'Étoile at the top of the Champs-Élysées, a national symbol.

History of the monument

A unique viewpoint. From the top of the panoramic terrace, your eyes sweep over the whole of Paris.
 
The revisited Antiquity. Architect Jean-François Chalgrin was inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus in a single arch, but went beyond it by exceptional dimensions (about 50 m high, 45 m long and 22 m wide) and abandoning columns. 
 
A key place of major national events. Wanted by Napoleon in 1806, the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated in 1836 by French king, Louis-Philippe, who dedicated it to the armies of the Revolution and the Empire. The Unknown Soldier was buried at the base of the arch in 1921. The flame of remembrance is rekindled every day at 18:30.

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To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.

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15 August 2016 - 20H38

@lecmn 

Souhaitons un très bel anniversaire à l'#ArcDeTriomphe  dont la première pierre fut posée le 15 août 1806 !

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