France is a country where many objects of historical and historical value, such as artifacts, are still preserved. Places of historical and historical value are also found throughout France. The Arc de Triomphe, built by Emperor Napoleon, is one of the most famous French structures in the world, as is the Eiffel Tower in France.

History of the arc de triomphe

Arc de triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, France, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, It was built between 1806-1836. This monument is a must visit for any tourist visiting Paris. The monument was erected by Emperor Napoleon in 1806 to pay homage to the war heroes who f ought for France and to commemorate the war heroes who sacrificed their lives in the war. Construction of the monument was halted after the defeat of Emperor Napoleon in 1814, but was resumed in 1833 by King Philip Louis and completed in 1836. It has taken two years to lay the foundation here.


The astylar design is by Jean Chalgrin, in the Neoclassical version of ancient Roman architecture. Architect Jean Chalgreen died in 1811 and was succeeded by Jean Nicholas. It is 164 feet high, 148 feet long and 72 feet wide.  The arc design is by Jean Chalgrin, in the Neoclassical version of ancient Roman architecture. Architect Jean Chalgreen died in 1811 and was succeeded by Jean Nicholas.  Leading French classical sculptors such as Jean-Pierre Cortt, Francois Rudd, Antoine Otex, James Predier and Philip Joseph Henry Lemire contributed to the creation of the Arc de Triomphe.

There are four main sculptures in each of the towers of the arch. These are;

  1. Le Départ de 1792 (or La Marseillaise), by François Rude. 
  2. Le Triomphe de 1810, by Jean-Pierre Cortot celebrates the Treaty of Schönbrunn
  3. La Résistance de 1814, by Antoine Étex
  4. La Paix de 1815, by Antoine Étex

The eternal flame and the tomb of unknown soldier

Beneath the Arc is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. After the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy, Ms. Kennedy recalled the eternal flame of the Ark the Triumph and called for an eternal flame to be placed near her husband’s grave in Arlington Cemetery, Virginia.


Located in Paris, it is a place of great visual and historical significance, with 12 avenues such as the avenue des champs elysees and the avenue de wagram. You can enter the monument with a ticket and go upstairs to see the beautiful scenery. To access it, you have to cross the road through a tunnel and go up a staircase with 240 stairs. A lift will take visitors almost to the top to the attic, where there is a small museum which contains large models of the Arc and tells its story from the time of its construction. From there, after climbing 40 steps, you can see a beautiful view of Paris. The area is beautifully decorated during the Christmas season and is also the venue for the French National Festival.

This is the 4th tallest arch in the world

The Arc de Triomphe was the tallest arch in world until the completion of the 220-foot-tall monument in Mexico City in 1938. Completed in 1982, the Triumph Arch in Pyongyang, North Korea, is modeled after the Arc de Triomphe and stands at a height of 197 feet. The height of La Grande Ace in La Defense, near Paris, is 360 feet. It is designed in the same format and perspective as the Arc de Triomphe.