on August 14, 2006
The Arc de Triomphe is beautiful, especially late in the day. It is easy to get to by taking the Metro to any of the many lines that stop at the Etoile under the Arc. It is free to visit if you don't go up to the viewing deck on top. And it is located at the end of the Champs Elysees, another popular place to visit. However, the Arc de Triomphe has about as many tourists as the Eiffel Tower, just in a smaller space. Also, it is in the center of an immense traffic circle, so don't let children stray too far away and don't try to cross the street to get there; take one of the tunnels under the road. Once you do get there, take some time to walk around and look at the sculptures, such as Napoleon as Caesar.
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