The visit of this imposing historic building overlooking the city of light is a must for lovers of ancient remains. The Arc de Triomphe was built under the initiative of Emperor Napoleon 1st. It is built in the middle of the Place de l'Etoile which forms a roundabout of 12 avenues whose Champs-Elysees is the best known. In this district located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, there are also many tourist establishments (palaces, hotels etc.) and cultural (shops, clubs, discos) to visit.
A limo tour with our guide to the Arc de Triomphe
This imposing monument located 2.2 km from the Place de la Concorde stands in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle from the height of its 49 m approximately, 45 m wide and some 22 m deep. The weight of this building is 100,000 tons if we take into account its foundations. Napoleon 1st ordered the construction of this arch to immortalize and the victory of the French Armies during the Battle of Austerlitz. It was also erected for the commemoration of fallen soldiers. Construction began in 1806 and ended 30 years later. You can read on its inner pillars the names of the great battles of the Revolution of the Empire and at its feet one finds the burial of the unknown soldier of the 1st World War and the eternal Flame which is revived each evening. This one pays tribute to the soldiers who died during the 1st World War. For your visit to the Arc de Triomphe, know that you can climb to its terrace. The quickest way to avoid queuing would be to buy the ticket on the internet. The view from above allows you to admire Paris and the magnificent views of Champs-Elysées especially the beginning of evenings. Note that tour times are daily from 10 am to 10:30 pm and it is closed for all holidays.
What to see around the Arc de Triomphe?
Around this imposing sculpture that certainly does not welcome as many tourists as Eiffel Tower, the other emblematic monument of the French capital, there are multitudes of luxury shops, to see. They are found on the Avenue de Champs Elysees which deserves its nickname of "the most beautiful avenue" in the world, because it displays luxury, Parisian elegance thanks to its many chic stores and international stores. You'll find international boutiques like Zara, Adidas, Naf-Naf, Sephora, Cartier, Guerlain as well as stylish brands like Nike, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Lacoste etc. to do your shopping. And if you want to have a coffee break or a resto break, there is something for everyone, from Mc Donald to Haagen -Dazs to the restaurant L'Atelier Etoile by Joël Robuchon, the Fouquet's or the gourmet cuisine of Pierre Gagnaire Restaurant.
How to get from the airport to Arc de Triomphe?
If you want to visit this beautiful old monument and make a good shopping plan in the area, be aware that for your transfer from your descent from Charles de Gaulle airport to the Arc de Triomphe, we have an adequate and user-friendly solution for you. We offer you to book our transfer car, modern and well equipped at an unbeatable price. From your hotel in Paris, our friendly driver will take you to the rendezvous set to bring you to the famous Arc de Triomphe in a short time. So do not hesitate because the satisfaction of our customers and the quality of the service are our priorities.