Arc de Triomphe
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of Paris's most famous landmarks is the Arc de Triomphe, built by
Napoleon Bonaparte to immortalise
the heroics of his Grande Armée.
classical design, the massive triumphal arch rises majestically
above the streets of Paris. The piers feature bas reliefs showing
aspects of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
on the columns are 126 battles and the names of the 662 marshals,
admirals and generals who fought for France during the Revolutionary
and Napoleonic Wars.
the right and facing the Champs-Elysees is Rude's departure of Marseillaise
volunteers to defend the country in 1792, to the left is Napoleon's
Triumph of 1810 by Cortot.
army's defence of France in 1814 and the Peace of 1815 are on the
other side of the monument facing away from the city's centre.
are underpasses from the Champs-Elysees andr Avenue de la Grande
Armee to get to the foot of the Arc de Triomphe.
of bas-relief on Arc de Triomphe
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