Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe, Avenue des champs Elysees Paris

Champs Elysees

Commissioned by...

Sightseeing

Commissioned by Napoleon, the Arc de Triomphe took 30 years to complete, long after the emperor’s defeat   PARIS is dotted with world famous monuments, the Eiffel Tower looming over them all. But before that metal spire rose high above Paris one of the city’s most impressive and imposing...

180 years ago today...

Sightseeing

  The Arc de Triomphe’s Improbable Story Will Give You a Newfound Appreciation Originally commissioned by Napoléon Bonaparte, the iconic structure in Paris changed hands multiple times before its completion 180 years ago It was exactly 180 years ago today that the Arc de Triomphe was...