The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous attractions in Paris. It was raised on the order of Napoleon in 1806 as a monument in honor of his army. The Arc de Triomphe was only finished in 1836 and has since become one of Paris’s main landmarks.It is a giant construction; 50 meters high, 42 meters wide, and 22 meters deep.
On the top of the Arc de Triomphe, you can see the victories of Napoleon listed up. You can get to the top using an elevator, and from there, you can enjoy a stunning view of all the 12 avenues starting from Place de l’Etoile. This is a beautiful attraction, and it will give you a magnificent view in many directions. The only view better than this in Paris is from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
We recommend starting your walk on Champs-Elyses from here.
This is a very central area in Paris, and you can travel to the metro station Charles de Gaulle Étoile with metro lines 1, 2, and 6. If you decide to walk from Arc de Triomphe towards the Louvre museum (at the other end of the street), you should expect the walk to talk approximately 30 minutes. If you stop to drink coffee, shop, and maybe learn more about Place Concorde and the obelisk there along the way, it can easily take many hours to reach the Louvre museum.
Arc de Triomphe pictures