Arc de Triomphe

Paris France Tourist Information and City Guide

The Arc de Triomphe is a huge triumphal arch that was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 and competed in 1836.  The Arc de Triomphe is over 51 meters high and 45 meters wide.

Visitors to Paris can enjoy a wonderful view of the city of Paris from the top of this very famous landmark. If you visit the Arc in the evening hours, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the lights of Paris.

Arc de Triomple in Paris France
Arc de Triomphe, Paris

The Arc de Triomphe is located in the centre of a huge traffic circle from which radiates a number of major arterial roads, including the Champs Elysee.  The traffic circle is called Charles de Gaulle Etoille (i.e. star).

This famous Paris landmark is accessible by metro.

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