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Arc de Triomphe

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  • Day45

    Paris Round and About

    January 21, 2020 in France ⋅ ☀️ 34 °F

    Tried to see a little of everything today. Museums and monuments and finishing with an evening cruise on the Seine. The spiral stairs inside the Arc de Triomphe were fun to walk up... all 284 steps worth. Now, I need a wine. Good thing I'm in France so I have plenty of good options..Read more

    Marc Scheulin

    Great photo. Add a caption so I know where this stair is going.

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  • Day10

    Paris - Champs-Élysées

    September 27, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Von den Bateaux Bus aus sind wir als nächstes auf den Champs-Élysées gegangen. Da hatten die Schüler Freizeit und konnten sich in richtig Arc de Triumphe frei bewegen.
    Wir haben diese freie Zeit genutzt um sehr teure Macarons zu kaufen in einem sehr schönen Laden.
    Danach haben wir bei McDonalds Kuchen gegessen, der wirklich sehr lecker war.
    Vor dem Arc de Triumphe hatten wir dann sehr viel Spaß. Einige haben bei meinen Springe-Bildern mitgemacht und wir haben verschiedene Abklatsch/Schlag-Spiele gespielt. Ich mag die Truppe wirklich echt gerne! Auch so zwanzig Minuten ohne Programm ist echt lustig mit denen.
    Nach der Freizeit auf dem Champs-Elysées sind wir zu unserer letzten Attraktion aufgebrochen.
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  • Day4

    Arc de Triomphe & Champs-Élysées

    April 17, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    After we had spent a few hours at the Louvre, we decided to go for a walk to Arc de Triomphe to soak up the sun. Arc de Triomphe sits at the end of 2km long boulevard called Champs-Élysées.

    Champs-Élysées is flanked with expensive stores and clearly attract the desired clientele. Not unlike the rest of Paris, this boulevard also has its share of street beggars - quite a juxtaposition of rich and poor. I've never noticed this many beggars at home. Or have we been so absorbed in our daily lives that we fail to notice the little things? In any case, it was quite a sad sight.

    By the time we got to Arc de Triomphe, our feet were aching and the sun was disappearing behind the clouds. The queue to climb to the top was too long. Flora's getting hungry - never a good thing. A few quick photos and we found the nearest metro to take us home.
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    Awesome

    4/26/16Reply

    Who's the midget,JJ

    4/26/16Reply

    Azz fix the Beanie, JJ

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  • Day1

    Passeggiata - Arco di Trionfo

    September 11, 2010 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    L'Arco di Trionfo (noto in Francia come Arc de triomphe de l'Étoile) è un importante monumento di Parigi. Si trova alla fine del viale dei Campi Elisi, al centro di piazza della Stella (oggi chiamata "Charles de Gaulle"). Il monumento fu voluto da Napoleone Bonaparte per celebrare la vittoria nella battaglia di Austerlitz.

    Napoleone, dopo la battaglia di Austerlitz, disse ai soldati che con lui avevano combattuto: "si tornerà alle vostre case solo sotto archi di trionfo" e difatti un decreto imperiale datato 18 febbraio 1806 ordinò la costruzione di un arco trionfale dedicato appunto alle vittorie conseguite dall'esercito francese. Nell'intento dell'imperatore, la realizzazione dell'arco era il punto di partenza per un grande viale che avrebbe congiunto il Louvre alla Piazza della Bastiglia.

    Per la progettazione del monumento, l'architetto Jean Chalgrin entrò in concorrenza con il collega Jean-Arnaud Raymond, al punto che tra i due non fu possibile una collaborazione. Il ministero quindi scelse solo Chalgrin per la realizzazione del monumento, e la prima pietra venne posta il 15 agosto 1806, ma le sole fondamenta richiesero due anni di lavoro e nel 1810 i quattro pilastri erano ancora alti appena un metro. In occasione del suo matrimonio con l'arciduchessa Maria Luisa d'Austria, l'imperatore volle che lo stesso Chalgrin costruisse un modello in scala con stucchi e tele dipinte per ricreare così il progetto definitivo, intenzionato a mostrare alla consorte la grandiosità dell'opera da lui voluta. L'architetto morì improvvisamente nel 1811, seguito otto giorni dopo dal suo collega Raymond.

    Tra le prime sconfitte napoleoniche (Campagna di Russia del 1812), e gli eventi del 1814, la costruzione dell'arco di trionfo venne ripresa e interrotta due volte, per poi venire addirittura abbandonata sotto la Restaurazione: Luigi XVIII infatti non riprese i lavori che nel 1824, anno della sua morte, con gli architetti Louis-Robert Goust e Louis-Étienne Héricart de Thury. Nel 1830 Luigi Filippo decise di riprendere l'idea iniziale di Napoleone, ma con un nuovo spirito di riconciliazione, attribuendo allo stesso monumento la celebrazione di tutti coloro che combatterono per la Francia tra il 1792 ed il 1815, che fossero rivoluzionari, monarchici o imperiali.

    Nel 1842, Honoré de Balzac ne fece il simbolo della fedeltà dei bonapartisti: "ma tutti i cuori, anche i più ostili all'imperatore, rivolgono al cielo desideri ardenti per la gloria della patria. Gli uomini più stanchi della lotta iniziata tra l'Europa e la Francia tutti avevano abbandonato il loro odio passando sotto l'arco trionfale".

    L'arco di trionfo è stato classificato tra i monumenti storici della Francia dal 6 febbraio 1896.
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  • Day16

    Arc De Triomphe

    May 25, 2015 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    The Arc De Triomphe, the most monumental of all triumphal arches, was built between 1806 and 1836.

    The triumphal arch is in honor of those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Engraved on the inside and at the top of the arch are all of the names of the generals and wars fought. There are inscriptions in the ground underneath the vault of the arch which include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I where the Memorial Flame burns.

    The Arc De Triomphe was incredible to see in person, walk beneath it, to see the eternal Memorial Flame and engraved names.
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  • Day4

    Arc de Triomphe, Paris

    September 2, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Feeling very feet sore it was a relief to finally reach the Arc de Triomphe. Seeing it brought back so many memories from my Year 8 French lessons. I couldn't believe I was actually standing in front of it. Luckily I had done a little research and knew we had to walk under the road to reach the Arc de Triomphe, not risk our lives like some idiots trying to cross the extremely busy ring road.

    Measuring 50m tall and 45m wide, the Arc de Triomphe is the most monumental of all triumphal arches. It was built between 1806 and 1836 with its main purpose being to celebrate the victory of Napoleon. At the base of the Arch stands a torch and every evening at 6:30 pm it is rekindled to recognise the sacrifice of an unknown French soldier who gave his life during World War I, whose body is buried there.

    Thankfully we were able to get to the top in the lift and did not have to climb the 284 steps. The lift itself was amazing as it was a semi circle shape. Very unique and a bit claustrophobic, but I would have put up with anything so I wouldn't have to climb the stairs. I don't think my feet would have held up to the challenge at this stage.

    The views from the top were breathtaking and we could see the entire city spread out below. I loved the contrast of the leafy avenues against the white of the buildings. It was also a great view to some of the spectacular gardens built on top of the buildings. How on earth they built them there is beyond me. And of course, another great view of the iron lady, the Eiffel Tower.

    I was glad we managed to make our way here to experience the views, and to recall some school day memories.
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  • Day6

    Iconic Paris

    September 20, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Today we visited some of the, arguably, most iconic places on earth.

    The day started with a nice breakfast at our hotel and then after buying the t++ tickets, off we went to the Louvre Museum, just the outside this time, we will visit the Mona Lisa tomorrow afternoon when the museum is opening till late and is less crowded.

    Anyway, some good shots of the pyramid and then we left for "Le Grand Arche de la défense" a modern architecture building with some reminiscence to the arc de triomphe. We explore the nearby shopping centre, had lunch, mingled with locals and then left for the Arche de triomphe...

    Lots of tourists awaited us, but that didn't stop us from having some good photos. We also had a stroll along Champs Elysées to do a bit of window shopping

    We caught the 30 bus and arrived to our last destination for the day, the "place de Trocadero" which offers some magnificent views of thw Eiffel tower.

    We were really tired at the end of the day and with some rain predicted we may just take it easy tomorrow..
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  • Day3

    The Louvre and Arc de Triumph

    August 3, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Our second day was much more "productive" as we decided to check out some famous Paris sites. We started our journey with walking down to the Louvre, which is so big and beautiful. There is so much to do in the area between the museum and the garden, it's no wonder it's so busy. We started with waiting in line a bit to enter the building, and it was pretty cool going into the "pyramid". Of course our main goal was to see the Mona Lisa but we did take our time and see some other pieces of art first. You could spend hours and hours inside if you really loved art, and my family and I aren't exactly "art lovers" but still spent a few hours inside. It really is a beautiful museum and very very big! We found the Mona Lisa and the painting was pretty and there were a lot of people waiting to see her.

    After the Louvre, we walked through the Tuliere garden. The grass is so green (because you can't walk on it) and there are fountains with lawn chairs where you can sit and enjoy the view. You can walk from the Louvre, through the garden to reach the Arc, but not without walking on the Champs Elysee. This street had some incredible shopping (great for my sister, not so great for myself on a backpacker budget) and was so beautiful. I really can't believe how beautiful all the buildings are everywhere you go. There were so many places to eat and shop, it was a wonderful walk.

    At the Arc you can walk around a bit, but you cross under the street to get close to it. You could also pay to visit the top, but we decided to save our money since we would be getting incredible views from lots of other places anyway. The carvings and details were amazing, but the pictures really don't capture how big it is.

    There are so many places to eat (over 17,000 listed on TripAdvisor!), so finding somewhere to eat was no problem. It felt like a lot places served more Italian style food, which I'm okay with, although trying new food is always exciting.

    After dinner we went to a place my sister has been talking about since she left Paris almost 4 years ago - Laduree, which is a macaron shop. We had to buy some, and even at 2 euro each, they were pretty delicious. I had 1 lemon and 1 raspberry, although they had tones of flavours such as mint, lavender, licorice, black currant and as salted caramel.

    As we did a lot of walking (17 km!), we decided to try out the metro. Coming from a small city, metros are still pretty new to me. Although after navigating the Beijing metro I think the Paris one felt like a piece of cake! We made it back to the apartment, ready to get some sleep to prepare for another busy day!
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  • Day2

    Chocko Story Paris

    June 8, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌬 18 °C

    Wir waren total überrascht wie schön dieses Museum gemacht war... Schokolade all you can war war Finns ganzes Glück.. ihr bekommt alle noch ne Kostprobe... Pralinen Vorführungen inkl. Verkostung....einfach super...zumal gerade in der Zeit der Platzregen runter kam😀😅🥰Read more

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