History Of Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is a famous monument in Paris that honours those who fought for France, in particular, during the Napoleonic Wars and it also includes the tomb of the unknown soldier.

It is positioned at the western end of the Champs-Elysees and stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly known as Place de l'Étoile

The Arc de Triomphe was designed in 1806 by the architect Jean Chalgrin, and stands over 51meters in height and is 45meters wide.  The monument is the second largest triumphal arch that exist, and its design was originally inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus.