Arc de Triomphe d’Étoile – Paris

After enjoying some time in Jardins du Trocadéro, we went for a walk down the streets to Arc de Triopmhe d’Étoile.

Arc de Triomphe d’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments of Paris, standing with its 50 m height in the middle of Place Charles de Gaulle, which was formerly named as Place d’Étoile (étoile – star), as it is a juncture formed of the 12 radiating avenues. Arc de Triomphe is the central element of the Historical Axis of Paris, and honours those who fought and died for France during the Napoleonic Wars, and it has the names of all the French victories and generals inscripted on both its inner and outer surfaces.

Arc de Triomphe was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806 – after the victory at Austerlitz by Napoléon Bonaparte, and was inspired by the Arc of Titus in Rome.

We only watched Arc de Triomphe from distance, and didn’t went to see the inscriptions nor the interior.

~ AJ

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