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Virtual Tour of Arc de Triomphe, Place de l Etoile, Paris, France
 Traveler Reviews and Information
Lois Ronberg says:
"Important people have walked under the second largest arch and so have I. I’ve been around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris many times but only up into it once and the view from the top is one you must not miss when next in this amazingly historic, frantically busy and all in all the best city I’ve ever been to. The ‘Triumphal Arch’‘ was first mooted by Napoleon when he commissioned it in 1806 but it was not finished until 1836. He wanted to mark the part battles and wars played in the history of France and of course the sacrifice those who fought in the wars made through the years. Napoleon’s casked actually ceremoniously went under the Arc de Triomphe on its way to his last resting place in the stunningly beautiful Invalides with its impressive gold dome. Under the arch is the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior and the day I went there were huge wreaths placed around the memorial and I could not believe how beautiful and large they were. It first commemorated those fallen in World War 1 but now includes those who died in World War II. We slowly trekked up the 284 steps and I was truly quite puffed out but upon seeing the views I was gobsmacked. What a way to see Paris. Down below you see the 12 avenues which converge onto the Place Charles de Gaulle at the western end of the Champs-Elysees and so many Paris landmarks set out before you. In the far distance the Sacre Coeur, down to the Louvre, the Concorde, along the River Seine and over to the Eiffel Tower. It is good to be above it all and get your bearings on all the wonderful, historic places you visit on the Hop on Hop Off bus or as you walk around the city. After trudging up the steep steps we found out there is a lift but they have a sign up saying it is for the infirmed or pregnant women. My daughter-in-law was pregnant so we took the lift down. If only we’d known at the bottom it would have been a much quicker and less weary walk up stairs. Modelled on the Arch of Tiles in Rome, this arc is much bigger, has ornate statutory and freizes themed around wars large and small. It is historic, interesting and by far a most exciting place to see the best of Paris. Use the underpasses to get there as the traffic around it is manic. "
Susan Knudsen says:
"When you think about the era's and historic figures that passed before the Arc de Triomphe you can practically see Napoleon riding through the arc."
Tina Goodyear says:
"The view up towards the Arc de Triomphe at dusk is fantastic to see. All the car lights twinkle and show it up wonderfully."
Seren ann moon says:
"I Think your site is Very useful and i hope you can send me a news letter about paris every week as i have never been there before Your thankfully Seren"
Julie says:
"The Star of Paris! The views from the top are fantastic, and underneath the lit candle for the unknown soldier is very moving."

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