13 September 2014
The Arc de Triomphe or the Arch of Triumph located at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle (Place de l’Etoile) and overlooking Champs-Élysées Avenue in Paris is one of the most famous French monuments.
This iconic arch was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806 to honor his victories and those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars.
The monument was designed by Jean Chalgrin and was inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus. It has the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on the inner and at the top of the arch. Underneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
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