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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Quick facts about Arc de Triomphe

  • Name: Arc de Triomphe
  • Established: 1836
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Type of attraction: Monument, Architectural
  • Ticket price: Starting from 16 Euro ($20)

The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, France, located in the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, on the western end of the Champs-Élysées, formerly called Placede l’Étoile — the star-shaped juncture formed by its twelve radiating avenues. 

The Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought and died in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars for France, inscribing on its internal and outer surfaces the names of all French victories and commanders. The Unknown Soldier’s Tomb from World War I lies beneath its vault.

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Interesting facts about Arc de Triomphe

  • Arc de Triomphe design was mainly influenced by the Titus Arch in Rome, a triumphant marble arch.

  • A wooden replica of the arch was initially constructed for Napoleon and his bride, Marie Louise to enter Paris in 1810.

  • Under the arch is the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb, in which an eternal flame burns in memory of the dead who have never been identified in both world wars. It was put on 11 November 1920.

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