Speaking of Paris landmarks, apart from Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe is also another landmark. It was built to celebrate Napoleon winning the war against Russia and Austria. It was completed in 1836 and is 49.54 meters tall, 44.82 meters long and 22.21 meters wide. The arch in the middle of the building is 36.6 meters tall and 14.6 meters long. 

The design of the Arc de Triomphe has made reference to the Imperial Arch of the Roman Times. The four sides of the building have different emboss - "Expedition," "victory," "peace," and "resistance." The two side of the main arch has the emboss of the volunteers of 1792 and the crown awarded by the Queen for Napoleon’s victory in 1810. Inside the arch, you will find names of all the 386 soldiers as well as the 96 wars that Napoleon has won. 

However, Napoleon has never visited the Arc de Triomphe during his life. In 1840, it was his ashes that passed through the Arc de Triomphe. Today, it is the place where France celebrates all the important events. 

To reach the Arc de Triomphe, you need to walk along the subway. The subway is connected to the RER Wagram Station. There is an Observation Deck and you will need to climb 284 steps up and after you reached the top, you will see the Exhibition Hall and Souvenirs Store. It displays all the historical monuments related to the Arc de Triomphe and you can also further understand the development of Paris. 

When you reached to the Observation Deck, you will see the full view of Paris. You will be able to see Champs-Elysées and La Defense de Triomphe from Arc de Triomphe. 

Standing on the Champs-Elysees to see the Arc de Triomphe, is also a good scenery.

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The four sides of the Arc de Triomphe had different emboss.

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The arch has a lot of emboss as well.

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The historical artefacts being displayed at the corridor to the Observation Deck.

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The Arc de Triomphe was built in the 18th century as the center of the city with 12 avenues extended all the way from there.

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You can see the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées and Sacred Heart Basilica from Arc de Triomphe.

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Arc de Triomphe

Address: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France

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