Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Arc De Triomphe











Arc de Triomphe is a famous monument in Paris, France. It is one of the best tourist locations in Paris. It is situated at the center of the  Place de l'Étoile also named as  Place Charles de Gaulle. The Arc de Triomphe pay respect to people who battled and give their life for France, in the Napoleonic Battles and French Revolution. The monument includes the titles of all French triumphs and the general name are written on its inside and outside areas. From World War I,  the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is situated underneath its vault.








The Axe Historique also popularly referred as Voie Triomphale is a line of buildings, monuments and thoroughfares which expand through the middle of the Paris. The Axe Historique started out with the construction of the Champs Élysées, developed in the seventeenth century to build a landscape to the west side, stretching the middle axis of the  Royal PalaceTuileries garden. The Arc de Triomphe is the main attraction part of the Axe Historique. It is also the main route to visit the Grande Arche de la Défense.


Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from first world war is located under the Arc monument. The tomb has the 1st endless flame lighted in Eastern and Western Europe ever since the Vestal Virgins' flames were put out within the 4th century. Thus, It burns up in memory of the fighters who gave their lives, and  who have been certainly not recognized in the two world wars.








Sculptures
There are beautiful sculptures around the Arc. The notable sculptures are La Marseillaise by François Rude,  Jean-Pierre Cortot's Le Triomphe de 1810, Antoine Étex's La Résistance de 1814 and La Paix de 1815.



At the façades of the Arc 6 reliefs, sculptures are staying, symbolizing significant occasions of the Napoleonic period and the French Revolution that consist of: The Battle of Jemappes, The Battle of Aboukir, General Marceau's burial, The Battle of Arcole, The Battle of Austerlitz and The Fall of Alexandria. You can find 21 sculpted roses in the ceiling of the Arc.
  

Stairs to go to the top of the Arc









You can visit Arc De Triomphe, Paris by metro and train. You can catch a train from  Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile railway station or visit by metro lines 1,2,6 and line A of the RER.



12 comments:

  1. This is my favorite monument in France. So jealous of you...

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    1. (: It's ok to be jealous. Paris is wonderful.

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  2. This is my favorite monument in France. So jealous of you...

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  3. Jessie2/25/2015

    I've seen this structure in movies and documentaries but never up close like this. The detailing in the archway is just magnificent. You really did a great job with the pictures. I really feel as if I have been there.

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    1. I have seen the replica in Las Vegas many time. Finally get to see the real one and go under the arch.

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  4. I especially find the outfits in the cases to be quite cool. Are those outfits worn by soldiers during the time this was built? Anyways the architecture of this building it quite unique. I love when buildings have artistic style ceilings. Thanks for sharing!.

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    1. I love this arc a lot. I didn't know you could really go inside the structure till I got there.

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  5. Herndon2/26/2015

    The sculptures on the exterior are my favorite and also the ceiling tiles. And yes it's nice they are remembering all the fallen soldiers in this way.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback Herndon.

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  6. It's so weird seeing all of these cars around such an old monument like this. Anyways, it's interesting to see how thing have changed over the many years. I've never seen a place like this before, but it is a place I would love to see before I go to the world of the afterlife. Thanks for sharing yet another enjoyable time Kate. :)

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    1. True! I waited to get a photo without cars but it didn't happen. It's such as busy street.

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