Arc de Triomphe


Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Laalasa on November 8, 2004

The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napolean in 1806 to commemorate all his victories. It is nearly 50 meters tall and has 12 streets radiating from around it, where traffic follows the law of the jungle.

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.

Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles-de-gaulle
Paris, France, 75008
+33 (1) 55 37 73 77

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