Arc de Triomphe - details and images

Arc de Triomphe was built over the remains of an unknown soldier killed during the First World War and a perpetual lamp burning in the foundation. From the Arc de Triomphe start arteries in all directions and therefore the Charles de Gaulle is located Arch is known as the "Star Market (Place de l'Etoile). Arch is located at the western end of the famous Champs-Élysées. Arc de Triomphe is a tribute to honor those who fought for France, especially during the Napoleonic wars. Inside and above the arch are inscribed the names of all generals and wars fought.

Arc de Triomphe measures 49.5 meters, 45 meters wide and 22 deep and is the second largest triumphal arch exists in the world. It is so great that in the concluding celebrations of War, a pilot flew his biplane or under.

The idea to build the Arc appeared in 1806 after his victory at Austerlitz by Emperor Napoleon. Only two-year foundation construction. During the Restoration, construction was stalled and would not be completed before the reign of King Louis Philippe.

Body Emperor Napoleon was passed under an arch in the 15 December 1840 on the way to the second and his last resting place, Les Invalides. In the early 60s, the monument became very dark because of soot from the exhaust gas and coal. Therefore, in the years 1965-1966 was cleaned with bleach Arch.

For those who venture to enter the car in Paris is good to know that the cars entering the Arc de Triomphe have priority over those around him. Pedestrian access to the Arc is through an underground passage. The monument is equipped with an elevator from the ground up to the level of observation. Turisitii can climb the 284 steps or use the elevator and then climb another 46 steps to the top. From the Arc de Triomphe panorama can be admired by the 12 major arteries leaving the Place de l'Étoile.

The Arc de Triomphe can be reached by:

Metro: lines 1,2 and 6 to station Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile
RER: Line A to the station Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile
Bus: lines 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92 and Balabus
Walk along the Champs-Elysees Avenue

Arc de Triomphe is open for visitors from April 1 to September 30 between 10:00 and 23:00 and from October 1 to March 31 between 10:00 am and 22:30. Tickets must be purchased half an hour before closing. Arch is closed on January 1, May 1, May 8 (morning), July 14 (morning), November 11 (morning) and December 25.

TICKETS: € 9 for adults, € 5.5 for young people between 18 and 25 years, free for those under 18 years.

Arc de Triomphe is one of the most important symbols of visiting France and therefore not to be missed under any circumstances if you are in Paris. The view is great and many say it is even more beautiful than the Eiffel Tower.

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