The Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe Picture

The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napoleon as a tribute to the French army.  This huge arc (164 feet high, 148 feet long, and 72 feet wide) stands at the end of the Avenue des Champs Elysees and in the center of the Place de l'Etoile, formed by the intersection of 12 radiating street.  It was built from 1806 to 1836.  It was designed by Jean-Francois-Therese Chalgrin.  It was completed by Jean-Armand Raymond.