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The Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arch) is one of Paris’ main tourist attractions. It was commissioned by Napoleon after his victory at the Battle of Austerlitz and was finished in 1836.

The Arc de Triomphe was dedicated to the French army and is the home to the Unknown Soldier’s grave since 1920. The Triumphal arch is one of the most famous arches in the world. It was designed by Jean Chalgrin and it resembles the Arch of Titus in Rome.

The Triumphal arch is a monumental building 50 meter high (164 ft). The Arc de Triomphe is adorned with many reliefs and friezes depicting scenes of Napoleon’s victories and just below the roof thirty shields bear the names of his many victorious battles.

The Triumphal arch is at the center of Charles de Gaulle square (Place Charles de Gaulle) and is a starting point of 12 avenues one of them the famous Champs-Elysées.

On the roof of the Arc de Triomphe is an observation deck offering incredible view of Paris and Champs-Elysées.
Triumphal Arch Paris
Triumphal Arch Paris, detail, General Marceau's Funeral

Where is Arc de Triomphe: Place Charles de Gaulle, Champs-Elysées

How to get to Arc de Triomphe: By Metro line 1, 2, 6, RER-A to Charles de Gaulle-Étoile station

Opening Hours: Daily - April to September from 10:00AM to 11:00 PM; October to March from 10:00AM to 10:30 PM
Triumphal Arch Paris
Triumphal Arch Paris, detail, Departure of the Volunteers in 1792

Arc de Triomphe Paris

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