Arc de Triomphe

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General Information

The Arc de Triomphe is a monument that is situated on the Place Charles de Gaulle junction in the capital of France, Paris. It is an arched monument that was built to honour the people that fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, the names of all the French victories and generals are inscribed on its surfaces. The arc was designed to a Neoclassical style by architect Jean Chalgrin in 1806 but was not inaugurated till 1836. It has heroic nude French youths battling against German warriors on its exterior. The arch is 50 metres high and 45 metres wide and it was known as ‘The Star’, as 12 avenues lead to the centred junction it is on.

Getting there

The monument is at the western end of the famous Champs-Élysées avenue. The monument is accessible by metro by taking the 1, 2 or 6 metro trains to the ‘Charles de Gaulle’ station. Do not try crossing the road to the monument, an underground accessway exists for pedestrians to get to the monument, the road is extremely busy and dangerous to cross.

Opening Times and Admission

The monument has a stairway to the top, where you can get elevated views of the city; tickets to access this experience are set at around 8 euros.

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Posted: 5 Dec 2018, 23:30

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Central point

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It seems that the citys traffic all leads to the roundabout this huge monument is located at, making it a central point in the city. The sculptings on the monument are impressive. Personally i'd save money by not going up the arc as i did not think the views were half as good as the eiffel tower.

Posted: 6 Nov 2018, 14:04

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Monument of Paris

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A well placed monument, i'd advise walking up the Champs-Élysées to the monument as you will get a better perspective of how much of a focal point this monument is in the city. The junction it is placed on is very very busy and there was a few people daft enough to try to cross over the junction rather than to take the underground walkway.

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