The Arc de TriompheView All Sizes
JOURNAL : May 9, 2002
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The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is a solid piece of architecture standing at the top of Champs-Élysées. It is also the world's second largest triumphal arch after Pyongyang's, and designed similar to the Arch of Titus which stands near the entrance to the Roman Forum. It was begun by Napoleon in 1806 and finished more than 20 years after his defeat in 1815 by General Wellington.
The Arch is at the center of the Historic Axis of monuments throughout Paris. Underneath is the tomb of the unknown soldier and the Charles de Gaulle - Étoile metro station. Inside is a museum and the observation area at the top is accessible via steps or an elevator. Many exciting attractions and excellent hotels and accommodations are nearby.
Le Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
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May 9, 2002
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