Location: Place Charles de Gaulle, Paryż, Francja

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe (French: Arc de Triomphe, Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile) - a monument standing on the Place Charles-de-Gaulle (Place Charles de Gaulle) in Paris (formerly Place de l'Étoile, Star Square). It is located in the 8th district, on the western edge of the Champs-Élysées. This is an important element of the Paris architecture, ending the perspective of the Champs Elysees. The arch was built to commemorate those who fought and died for France during the wars of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.
The construction of the Arch began in 1806, commissioned by Napoleon, and was intermittently completed until 1836, during the reign of Louis Philippe I. The designer of architecture is Jean François Chalgrin, the sculptural decoration was made by François Rude.
Łuk Triumfalny (fr. Arc de triomphe, Arc de triomphe de l’Étoile) – pomnik stojący na place Charles-de-Gaulle (placu Charles’a de Gaulle’a) w Paryżu (dawniej place de l’Étoile, plac Gwiazdy). Znajduje się w 8. dzielnicy, na zachodnim skraju Pól Elizejskich (Avenue des Champs-Élysées). Jest to ważny element architektury Paryża, stanowiący zakończenie perspektywy Pól Elizejskich. Łuk został zbudowany dla uczczenia tych, którzy walczyli i polegli za Francję w czasie wojen rewolucji francuskiej i wojen napoleońskich.
Budowę Łuku rozpoczęto w 1806, na zlecenie Napoleona i z przerwami prowadzono do ukończenia w 1836, za panowania Ludwika Filipa I. Projektantem architektury jest Jean François Chalgrin, dekorację rzeźbiarską wykonał François Rude.
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  1. si tu es encore à Paris on pourrait se voir...

  2. Beautiful! It makes me "homesick" for Paris!

  3. It always reminds me of Marble Arch here in London just down the road fro me

    Nice photos :-)

    Have an archtastic week :-)

  4. I enjoyed your photos of the Arc de Triomphe from different viewpoints. One of these days I'll visit Paris....

  5. I was there and saw it for the very first time last December. It was raining so hard and I was waiting for the bus to CDG but everything was in chaos due to the greve. Luckily, a kind Italian guy offered me to split his cab to the airport. I'll never forget running under the rain in Champs Elysees with that beautiful Arc in front of me! Reminds me of how amazing Paris is (despite the greve throughout my stay)

    Warm greeting from the Philippines!


  6. Some different angles on it from what we're used to. Excellent shots!