Arc de Triomphe | Paris, France

Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napoléon in 1806 to commemorate his imperial victories. Today the body of an unknown soldier from WWI lies beneath the arch to commemorate the lives lost over many wars;  a memorial flame is lit every night at around 6.30pm. This is easily one of the most iconic landmarks in all of Europe.

Address: Place Charles de Gaulle
Transportation: Charles de Gaulle–Étoile
Admissions: Viewing platform €9

Flickr image by BigPilou.

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