Arc de Triomphe

Paris
Ile de France
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Standing in the Place Charles de Gaulle is this magnificent arch, built to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars - an enormous 50m high, 45m wide and 22m deep. The arch is so big that Charles Godefrey famously flew his bi-plane through it at the victory parade of 1919 celebrating the end of WW1. 

Admire the sculptures and engravings or take the stairs to the top for a view over the Champs Elysées. Beneath the arch lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where is lit an eternal flame.

Places to visit nearby

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Nearby attractions

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