The Arc de l'Etoile commonly known Arc de Triomphe of Paris is located in the 8th arrondissement in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle. This monument is part of the historical monuments of France since February 6, 1896. It was built during the reign of Napoleon from 1806 to 1836 and that in order for the latter.
After the battle of Austerlitz, Napoleon first announced to his soldiers the incoming victorious battle: "You return to your homes in the arcs of triumph." That is the decree that was built the Arc de Triomphe to be remembered that the success of the French armies.
The design of the monument was taken in hand by the architect Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin Arnaud and Jean-Raymond. The Arc de Triomphe has a height of 45.33 meters, a thickness of 22.20 meters and a width of 44.82mètres.
At the foot of the Arc de Triomphe is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier fell during the First World War.
The Arc de l'Etoile Triophe is characterized by these magnificent sculptures. Several artists have achieved such masterpieces as Jean Pierre Cortot, Etex Antoine François Rude and Jean Jacques Feuchère.
Each side consists of an entry. The great arcades are decorated with figures representing characters in Roman mythography. By cons, small arcades are decorated with images illustrating the navy, artillery, infantry and cavalry.
The insides of the arches contain the names of the battles, but also the names of famous people of the revolution and the empire.
Transfer to the Arc de Triophe in Paris The Arc de Triomphe is 26.4 km from Orly Airport to 30.8 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 85 km from the airport of Beauvais.