One thing about Covid is that all the tourist traps are empty. This monument is no different and that made it all the more enjoyable. Quick security check then up the 284 steps which is not as taxing ...
Gigantesque, well carved and breath taking, this monument will blow you away! It has the flame of the unknown soldier underneath and for a small tarif you can go all the way up to see why it’s called ...
At the intersection of the 12 main roads of the Charles de Gaulle Square (formerly known as the Star Plaza), the most famous is the Champs Elysées that leads to the Place de la Concorde in the southeast.
On the left is the symbol of Paris - the Eiffel Tower, the French Military Academy and the Honorary Military Academy. If you want to take a full picture of the Star Square, you can only climb the Arc de Triomphe, or aerial photography to complete the wall on the two sides of the Arc de Triomphe. There are four groups of large reliefs with the theme of war: "exit", "triumph", "peace" and the "resistance." The arches are engraved with the names of 386 generals and 96 large-scale battles and the French Revolutionary War following the Napoleonic Expedition. The Arc de Triomphe is also engraved with the names of 558 Napoleonic Empire heroes.
In addition to the Eiffel Tower, another place in Paris where one must check in is of course the Arc de Triomphe. The full name of the Arc de Triomphe is the Arc de triomphe de l'Étoile (Arch of the Lion’s Triumph), and was built in commemoration of the 1806 victory of Napoleon. 12 of the main streets of Paris converge at the Arc de Triomphe and fan out in all directions. In fact many times when leaving Paris you will pass through this arch, and on circling this huge monument you will be moved.
In addition to being able to view the Arc de Triomphe, it can also be climbed. The top of the Arc de Triomphe is a classic spot for taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower.
If you want to enter the arch, you must enter from Champs-Élysées Avenue or another underground entrance. On the surface there is no way to enter. Tickets cost 12 Euros, and you can also use your Paris Pass. That day was not a day I planned to buy a pass, but on seeing the cloudy sky and being able to see the setting sun, I was stirred to go up.
After buying a ticket, visitors line up before the elevator that goes up. However the elevator only goes to the museum in the Arc de Triomphe, and the visitor still has to climb up several levels. Trust me all of this is worth it.
Under the front gate of the Arc de Triomphe there lies the tomb of the unknown soldier. As a result under the Arc there are often commemorative activities. On the day of my visit I encountered one such activity. When viewing the Eiffel Tower from the Arc de Triomphe, you may also see the surrounding blue roofed and white walled Haussmann buildings, taking pictures of the blue sky and golden road along with the Eiffel Tower at nightfall all add beauty to each other; this is the best of Paris.
France | One of the must-sees of Paris - the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Paris Arc de Triomphe is located at the end of the Champs Elyses, called the Victory Arc de Triomphe. It forms a circular plaza around it, with 12 streets radiating radially, much like stars, and named after Charles de Gaulle, so it is also known as Place charles - de - gaulle etoile. The third was built in 1983 and is the product of postmodern architectural concepts.
The Arc de Triomphe is in the center of the Star Square. The high arches and the huge reliefs on the door are very striking. The traffic on the square is endless, setting off the entire building.
Through the underground passage to the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, there is a set of photos on the left side of the ticket office that are guarded by railings. Most of the tourists ignore these historical scenes. No photos were found on this group of photos, it may have been taken on the Arc de Triomphe, and the photos recorded the historical moments of the time. Looking up, I can only describe it with majestic. The walls are engraved with the names of the 286 generals who followed the Napoleonic expedition, remembering the lost martyrs. The
Arc de Triomphe summit is a great place to overlook Paris. Almost all of the more important buildings in the urban area of Paris can be seen from here, including the Sacred Heart on Montmartre, the obelisk on Place de la Concorde... and of course the hidden Eiffel Tower.
The Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile is one of Paris's four most iconic structures and one of the most famous European Neoclassical structures. The Arc de Triomphe is built entirely out of stone and engraved with battle scenes from France’s long history. With the Arc de Triomphe as the center, twelve great boulevards of Paris radiate outwards, of which one is the famous Champs Elysées. Climb atop the Arc de Triomphe to enjoy Paris's spectacular urban landscape.