Timings : 10 AM - 11 PM
Time Required : 45 minutes to 1 hour
Entry Fee : EUR 12
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The Arc de Triomphe, also known as the Arch of Triumph, is the most monumental of all the triumphal arches in Paris, France. The Neoclassical architectural style of this arch holds within itself a tradition of sculpture from the early 19th Century. The arch was built in remembrance of and to honor martyred soldiers who gave their lives for the country during the leadership of Napoleon. It symbolizes the pride of the French and commemorates every victorious battle won by the French leader.
The Arc de Triomphe is a grandiose attraction for visitors. It stands at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, and offers them with a plethora of eye-capturing views, especially after 6 PM. The Arc de Triomphe is highly touristy due to its historical essence and the feeling of bravery and courage that it instils within the hearts of the people who visit it. It houses the tomb of the unknown soldier and the first eternal flame of Western Europe, to be lit in the memory of all men who died and were never identified from the remains of the World War I and II.
The monument, being a symbol of remembrance, holds some embellished sculptures of soldiers and in the attic, one may find thirty shields embossed with the names of major mutinous victories.The interior walls of the arch contain the names of hundreds of French generals who fought for their country. Apart from these historic and everlasting forms of symbolism, there are various kinds of shops and observation points at the top of this monument, which are something to look forward to.
Subway - Take lines 1,2 and 6 to Charles de Gaulle Etoile.
Bus - lines 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92 and Balabus
RER - line A, stop Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile
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