The Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysées and Napoleon Ist

When you come from place de la Concorde, that you can see all these trees so well aligned, lining the most beautiful avenue in the World, you can see it, it, this Arc de Triomphe, in this place since almost two centuries on the Place de l’Etoile.

Ordered in 1806, following the Austerlitz battle, by Napoleon Ist who said to his soldiers “You will come back home only under Triumphal Arches”, it is more than a touristic monument, but a true historical symbol.

From upstairs, the twelve points of the star open around the Arch, in twelve avenues, and among them the so well know one, the Champs Elysées…

However the Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile is not the only one in the capitale, there are others all over the Parisian streets : the Arc de Triomphe of the Porte Saint-Martin, the Arc de Trimphe of the Porte Saint-Denis, the Arc de Triomphe of the Carroussel…


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  1. TRES JOLIE PHOTO !!

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