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Friday, 06 March 2015

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This is a guest post which was submitted by Anne S. in Paris to me by email for posting here on the Read More

As an actual fact, in Paris, there is more than one “Arc de Triomphe”, but as everyone knows, Read More

Paris is not only among the most romantic destinations in the world, it heads the list. Who hasn't d Read More

A first time visitor to Paris can not miss the majestically and imposing Arc de Triomphe in the cent Read More

The Arc de triomphe Paris recently underwent interior renovations. Beginning in 2006 and completed i Read More

Construction Of The Arc De Triomphe Paris

A new take on Ancient architecture. The architect, Jean-François Chalgrin, took his inspiration from the Roman Arch of Titus, with a single arch, but transcended the original by the outsize dimensions (about 50m high, 45m long and 22m wide) and by doing away with columns.

The seat of major national events. Napoleon I already wished to have an arch built in 1806, and it was inaugurated in 1836 by the French king, Louis-Philippe, who dedicated it to the Armies of the Revolution and of the Empire. The Unknown Soldier was buried beneath the Arch in 1921. The flame of remembrance is rekindled every day at 6.30pm. On the French national holiday on 14 July, the military parade down the Champs-Élysées leaves from the Place de l’Étoile.