L'Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe is one of Paris famous monuments. A legacy of Napoleon, Arc de Triomphe is the rallying point of French troops parading on Bastille day.
Arc de Triomphe is the memorial for soldiers who died during World War One. The Paris view from its platform is spectacular. The Arc de Triomphe is 49m high, 45m wide, 22m deep. It is covered by sculptures including La Marseillaise by Rude. The names of 128 battles fought by the French Republic and Napoleon are written on the walls under the vault alongside the names of the generals who fought them.
The Arc de Triomphe is the hub of twelve radiating avenues including Champs Elysees.It not such an interesting monuments but I guess it is impossible not to notice it when you are in Paris.
Easy to get there, at the metro station Charles de Gaulle station, line 1, 2, 6, RER A, free for everyone.

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