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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
August 17, 2011
From journal Who needs a man to take you to Paris?
CA1 1LA, England, United Kingdom
January 7, 2011
From journal The most beautiful city in the world
May 2, 2008
From journal Paris, S'il Vous Plait
September 22, 2007
From journal Arc De Triomphe
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
November 8, 2004
At the base is the Grave of the Unknown Soldier, symbolizing the millions of soldiers who died in World War I.
There is an elevator, but it was closed when we were there. The stairs are an endless spiral, but eventually you'll get there. The view from the top gives you some idea of how big Paris is. In every direction, stretching into the horizon, is the endless city, with over 2,000 years of history.
From journal The City of Lights
by Wildcat Dianne
July 13, 2003
L'Arc de Triomphe was built c. 1806 by Napolean Bonaparte as a celebration for his victories in battle in Europe and North Africa. It is the second tallest triumphal arch in the world (North Korea has the tallest triumphal arch).
For a small fee, you can climb up the stairs in the arch to the top in order to see all of Paris. There is no elevator to the top, so if you are not in good shape, the long climb is not recommended. My classmates and I climbed up the l'Arc de Triomphe to be greeted by some of the most beautiful views of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower and other sights. After a few minutes of taking photos and soaking in the views, we went into the souvenir shop at the top of l'Arc and bought posters and other souvenirs and practiced our French for the first time.
L'Arc de Triomphe is located at one end of the Champs Elysses and 12 main streets of Paris radiate from it in an area known as L'Etoile (Star).
When you are on the ground of l'Arc de Triomphe, you can enjoy the huge sculptures and freizes that decorate l'Arc. Napolean wanted to go big and he did. After World War I, the French installed an eternal flame to honor the soldiers who fell in battle, and there is a monument honoring France's World War I unknown soldier. Every November 11, there is a ceremony of rememberance commemorating the end of World War I.
L'Arc de Triomphe is open daily for tourists and is less crowded than the Eiffel Tower. So if you want to see great views of Paris without the crowds, go up l'Arc de Triomphe.
From journal "La Ville Lumiere (The City of Lights)"
April 5, 2003
I was particularly seeking and found the name of Bernadotte, one of Napoleon's generals who married Desiree (great book), the poor thing who tried to commit suicide upon learning Napoleon was cheating on her for the attention of Josephine. The Bernadottes were delegated to rule Sweden and the story's public record. But the name surely is there.
There's a wonderful history inside this monument and a wonderful view of the local area from the top. There's no fear of heights here. It's just gorgeous.
This arch is very beautifully engraved and has a flame kindled to France's "unknown soldier" - a very wonderful commemorative military site along the Champs Elysees. There's so much more to this monument than people generally know and it had undergone restoration (commonly seen throughout the city) just prior to our visit, so it was in excellent condition. My childhood charm bracelet was full, but it had to make a place for a tiny silver memento of the Arc du Triomphe.
From journal Paris, here we come!
by wasa girl
March 5, 2011
From journal Five Days In Paris
Moscow, Moskva, Russia
February 18, 2011
From journal The most popular tourist destinations in the world.
February 11, 2011