Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe


A walk along the Champs-Élysées ,I can see where places like Rodeo Drive got there inspiration from. All the well known shopping  brands are here along the Champs-Élysées, and then at the and you come to the Arc de Triomphe. Huge crowds again and cars and buses everywhere.


From WikipediaFrom Wikipedia

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l’Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.[3] It should not be confused with a smaller arch, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which stands west of the Louvre. The Arc de Triomphe (in English: “Triumphal Arch“) honours those who fought and died for France in theFrench Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.


15 thoughts on “Arc de Triomphe

  1. enjoy your stay!!! If you have time, in rue Mouffetard (5 arrondissement), i love the small market, the spicesshops, cheese, wine, vegetables, small restaurants..

  2. We were there earlier this year, with not a leaf on the trees. These are lovely to see and Paris is just so…good!! Have fun.

    • Thank you Catherine
      It certainly is a city full of very amazing sights, I think now matter what time of year it would still be incredible.Thank you for your lovely comment

  3. I made my wife stand in the middle of the Champs with the Arc behind her to photograph it. Traffic zoomed by from both directions and a taxi driver tried to sneak in a pinch. Nice shot.

    • Thanks I nearly went in to the Midde my wife was not to keen on it
      Now I Have and excuse to go back !

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