Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
Height: 50 m
Opening: 1806
Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris

The Arc de Triomphe of the Place de l'Etoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It is situated at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle (initially Place de l'Étoile), at the beginning of the Champs-Élysées. The Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought and died for France during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Under its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War.

The monument was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806 on the orders of Napoleon, and inaugurated in 1836 for the sixth anniversary of the Three Glorious. 50 meters high, 45 meters wide and 22 meters deep, it was the largest triumphal arch in the world before the construction of the one in Pyongyang in 1982. Its design was inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus.

First floor is available with Paris city Passport.


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