L’Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe was built in 1806 and is located on the Place de l’Etoile. It is included in France’s national monuments of historical significance.
It is one of the noted Parisian monuments that were commissioned by Napoléon 1st to mark the return of the French Army from the Battle of Austerlitz: the troops marched home through the Arc de Triomphe.
The eternal flame which is housed in the monument commemorates the soldiers who died in battle and never goes out; it is rekindled every evening at 6:30 p.m. by the veterans associations.
From the Arc de Triomphe’s terrace you can see the 12 avenues, the majority of which bear the name Friedland or Wagram.
Place de l’Etoile – 75008 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 55 37 73 77
Opening hours: October – end of March 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. April – end of November 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Closed: 1 January, 1 May, 8 May (in the morning), 14 July (in the morning), 11 November (in the morning), 25 December
Tours - admission charged.