The Arc de Triomphe-Paris

La defense Paris from the Arc
Enjoy a great view (after climbing 184 steps ):The Champs Elysees seen from the top of the Arc de Triomphe .Paris . The tomb of the unknown soldier was amenaged under the arc in 1923 .His body has been chosen by a blind war veteran. The Eternal Flamme is kept alive every single day by WarVeterans . Around 6pm there is a little ceremony .On Nov.11th the French president is used to coming here also .The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napoleon I St .It was begun in 1806 but actually NI will never see it completed !When He was sent into exile after his defeat at Waterloo in 1815 the arc was half built ! It took 20 years to finish the Arc ! It was inaugurated under the reign of the king Louis-Philippe.

The Eiffel tower from the Arc de Triomphe

The model of "La Marseillaise " realised by the french Sculptor Rude !
the museum inside the Arc de Triomphe 

 

The Eternal Flame set above the Tomb of the Unknow Soldier 

the arc de triomphe


below the Arc de Triomphe

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