The Arc de Triomphe is situated at the Place de l’Etoile, overlooking the Champs-Elysées. It’s one of the most famous monuments in Paris.
Napoleon commissioned the Arch in 1806 after his great victory in honor of the military achievements of the French armies.
What to Expect From the Arc de Triomphe
Indeed, there is a climb with quite a number of steps (almost 300 steps) of a spiral stone staircase to the attic.
The Arch is 164 feet (50 meters) high and therefore, it is not an easy climb but well worth it.
Moreover, the view from the top is spectacular, and you can walk around the perimeter on the roof to see all of Paris for 360 degrees.
A Panoramic View From The Arc de Triomphe
From the top of the monument, we zoomed in and out the Eiffel Tower from a distance and had a panoramic view of Paris.
We also had a scenic viewpoint of the famous Avenue Champs-Elysées. This street houses all of the most expensive stores in Paris, ranging from Louis Vuitton, to Gucci, to Versace.
Engraved on the inside and at the top of the Arch, are the sculptures of the warriors, statues, and engravings of the heroes for the soldiers in World War I.
There are inscriptions on the ground underneath the vault of the arch which include the Tomb of the unknown soldier from World War I where the Memorial Flame burns and is rekindled daily at 6.30pm.
This has made the Arc de Triomphe a revered patriotic site and it continues to serve as an iconic symbol of France, to the country itself and to the world. Another reason for you to add this to your bucket list!
A Travel Quote …
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”– Sun Tzu
- The Arc de Triomphe is accessible by the means of public transport
- Purchase tickets in advance to get through quicker
- Be aware of the pickpockets
- The climb to the observation deck involves climbing almost 300 steps of a spiral stone staircas
- There is a small museum
- Wear comfortable walking shoes
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
- The Eiffel Tower in Paris Experience
- Seine River Cruise Experience
- A Visit To The Louvre Museum
- Nausicaa National Sea Centre
Thank you for stopping by and stay positive!
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