The Arc de Triomphe can be seen standing 50 metres tall at the western end of Champs-Élysées. It was completed in 1836, thirty years after it was ordered by French Emperor Napoleon I (1769-1821) to honor members of The Grand Armee (French Army) who fought during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Fun Fact: The Arc de Triomphe nearly started its life as a giant Elephant! In 1758, French architect Charles Ribart designed a 3-storey elephant-shaped building to be built on the site of the Arc de Triomphe. Thankfully, the development didn’t end up going ahead
An Evening on Champs-Élysées: Arc de Triomphe at Dusk - Paris, France

An Evening on Champs-Élysées: Arc de Triomphe at Dusk

   Copyright © Go To Travel Guides The Arc de Triomphe can be seen standing 50 metres tall at the western end of Champs-Élysées. It was completed in 1836, thirty years after it was ordered by French Emperor Napoleon I (1769-1821) to honor members of The Grand Armee (French Army) who fought during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Fun Fact: The Arc de Triomphe nearly started its life as a giant Elephant! In 1758, French architect Charles Ribart designed a 3-storey elephant-shaped building to be built on the site of the Arc de Triomphe. Thankfully, the development didn’t end up going ahead

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