A Visit To The Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is located at Place de l’Etoille. It overlooks one of the famous attractions in the city of Paris: Champs-Elysées.

Paris, France
Paris, France

Napoleon commissioned the Arch in 1806 after his great victory in honor of the military achievements of the French armies.

The Arc de Triomphe

✦ What to Expect

There is a climb of quite a number of steps; almost 300 steps to be precise. What makes it to not an easy climb, its the shape of the staircase.

 Arc de Triomphe

The climb is well worth it because you get to see the panoramic view of the city of Paris. These views are insanely beautiful, to say the least.

Paris, France

✦ A Panoramic View From The Arc de Triomphe

From the top of this monument, we were able to zoom in and out the Eiffel Tower from here.

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

We also had a panoramic view of the Avenue Champ-Elysées. This is a street that is great for shoppers who love the designer’s outfits. These include Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Versace, just to mention but a few.

Avenue Champs-Elysées
Avenue Champs-Elysées

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 

 Arc de Triomphe

There are inscriptions on the ground, just beneath the arc. This includes the tomb of the unknown soldiers from World War I. There is also a Memorial Flame burns and is rekindled daily at 6.30pm.

 Arc de Triomphe

Indeed, this has made the Arc de Triomphe a patriotic site. Besides, it serves as an iconic symbol in the city of Paris and to France as a country. Another reason for you to add this into your bucket list!

the Arc de Triomphe

Some Tips:

  • 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 staircase
  • There is a small museum
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes

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