Arc de Triomphe

Author: | Last Updated: 26 Mar 2020

Another unmissable landmark which immediately comes to mind when one thinks of the French capital, the Arc de Triomphe is equally admired from afar as it is up close.

 

First unveiled in 1836 by the French king Louis-Philippe as a commission of Napoleon, it was seen as an homage to all those who lost their lives during the French Revolution.

 

The Arc de Triomphe is located at the intersection between several major streets, including the most famous in Paris: Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

 

The biggest arch in the world, underneath this towering monument is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Tribute to a French soldier who fought in the First World War, a torch is lit every evening at 6.30pm under the monument, so make sure you time your visit to see this event.

 

If you decide to go to the top of the monument, which is highly recommended, you will be met with great views of the large streets stretching off in every direction. You will also have a wonderful view of the nearby, imposing Eiffel Tower.

City: Paris

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