Next to the Eiffel Tower the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the must see places when visiting Paris, France. This highly visited monument stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées and is a sight to behold. However make sure you do actually see this arch as it is not the only one in the city. The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, smaller and topped with soldiers, is located on the site of the former Tuileries Palace to commemorate military victories of Napoleon. Both arches were built in the same year, while this one in my blog post too thirty years to be built and stands twice as tall. Having seen the arch depicted in so many films and television programmes I had not realised there was more than one arch and thought it would be a good point to share with those visiting Paris for the first time. I spent quite a bit of time just looking up and staring at all the amazing and intericate details in the stone work. You could simply see it, snap a photo, and move on to the next place. However, I highly suggest taking some time to really take it all in as there is much you can see and do at the arch.
MAKE SURE TO SEE:
- The Walls and the Facade of the Arch
- The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
- The Memorial Flame
- The Roof Top View
We arrived at an opportune time to see the ceremony that is held daily at the Arch. The Memorial Flame, which is lit every evening, burns in the memory of the dead never identified. It serves as a lasting tribute to the soldiers of World War I & II. You can view this ceremony for yourself which is held at the tomb at 6:30 pm every day. I will say we did not get to go to the top on our visit this time as it had quite a long queue. So do make sure to plan a head and find a great time to visit. I have heard the view from the top is one not to be missed! Here are some more of my favourite photographs from our trip: This week I chose my former co-host’s post from Bath…as it is currently my hometown and I just loved seeing Bath through her own eyes and camera lens. I am so glad that you had such a great time Mel and hope that we will get to meet up again soon, since we missed out this time around. Anyone who is planning a trip in the future to England should see her post about this lovely historic town and what makes it a place worth seeing. She has definitely influenced a future post I want to write for a Travel Tuesday link up and was a great one to read last week while I was home sick. You can read her post here about the City of Bath and why it is her favourite in England.
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