Arc De Triomphe

The magnificent Arc De Triomphe









• A new take on Ancient architecture. The architect, Jean-François Chalgrin, took his inspiration from the Roman Arch of Titus, with a single arch, but transcended the original by the outsize dimensions (about 50m high, 45m long and 22m wide) and by doing away with columns. 


• The seat of major national events. Napoleon I already wished to have an arch built in 1806, and it was inaugurated in 1836 by the French king, Louis-Philippe, who dedicated it to the Armies of the Revolution and of the Empire. The Unknown Soldier was buried beneath the Arch in 1921. The flame of remembrance is rekindled every day at 6.30pm. On the French national holiday on 14 July, the military parade down the Champs-Élysées leaves from the Place de l’Étoile.

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Comments

  1. it looks even more magnificent at night.. :)

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  2. so nice, can go to travel for so many places..

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  3. They have many stunning architectural beauty there.

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  4. You should include the pronunciation of all these places - they are not pronounced as they are spelt!

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  5. What I like is the beautiful architecture.

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  6. Doesn't the architecture puts in awe? I am truly amazed at their craft of art. truly lov it.

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  7. This is the first time I see a photo of this arch being taken from side angles with trees. Nice!

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  8. it is even more awesome when we see it with our own eyes aye?

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  9. then 3rd photo, the person in gold. Is that a statue or a person?

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  10. Intricate....can I say carving? :D

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  11. SK is correct. The Arc looks splendid at night. My memory of the area is not so good, coz the chinese food i had at a restaurant in that area was the most expensive chinese food in my life! :S

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  12. small kucing, that person was wrapped in gold. I was too scared to go close.

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  13. wow!!!!!
    you travelling again!!!!

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  14. Wow at the stunning Arc De Triomphe!!

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