Arc de Triomphe

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  • Day28

    Paris-Arc de Triomphe.

    September 11 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806, however, he died before he got to see it completed, Monument to tribute French soldiers lost in all the wars.

  • 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, 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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  • 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

    Arche de Triomphe

    November 13, 2016 in France ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces.

  • 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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  • 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 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😀😅🥰

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