More on the Arc de Triomphe of Paris !!!

One of the symbols of Paris and a wonderful view from the top, however, my biggest thrill is to drive it around lol!! 12 avenues in a traffic circle and no accidents seen by yours truly over the years! A wonderful experience !!! I know I see your eyebrows already but is a piece of cake!! I have written before on it plenty but as usual lately been founding pictures not in my blog and they should, Therefore, let me tell you a bit more on the magnificent Arc de Triomphe of Paris !!!

It is located at the crossroads of several arrondissements, the Arc de Triomphe enjoys a panoramic terrace 50 meters above the ground. Take to the skies by climbing the 284 steps of the staircase and judge for yourself. Day or night, it is one of the most extraordinary views of Paris. It allows you to admire the Champs-Élysées, the most beautiful avenue in the world, but also to grasp the scale of the city’s Haussmannian riches.

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The arch is 49.54 meters high, 44.82 meters wide and 22.21 meters deep,exactly, It sits in the middle of the place de l’étoile, in the 8éme arrondissement of Paris, and surrounded by a huge roundabout from which avenue Kléber, avenue de la Grande-Armée, avenue de Wagram or the avenue des Champs-Elysées as the main ones come out like a star formation.  At the top of the Arc de Triomphe, which offers one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Paris. To reach it you will have to climb 284 steps and another 46 steps to reach the panoramic terrace. But do not panic ! For the laziest, all you have to do is take the elevator/lift !

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Paris arc de triomphe top to C E jul13

A couple of anecdotes I always like to tell is that in 1919, pilot Charles Godefroy accomplished the feat of flying his plane under the Arc de Triomphe. Also, Victor Hugo’s (see post) body will be watched over there for one night after his death, before his burial !

The official Arc de Triomphe monument

The Paris tourist office on the Arc de Triomphe

There you go folks, one of the icons of Paris and not seen as much as it should be, This is the Arc de Triomphe of the most beautiful city in the world, Paris. Again, hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health ,and many cheers to all !!!

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