Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées
Located on Place de l’Etoile on the Champs Elysees Avenue, the Arc de Triomphe is considered the largest arch in the world. It was built in 1806 on Napoleon’s order to celebrate the victory of the Emperor at Austerlitz. Under the arch is the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, whose flame is rekindled every day at 18:30. You can find inside the Arc de Triomphe a museum tracing the history of the monument. It is possible to climb to the summit of the arc to enjoy a panoramic view of the capital, day and night.
The Champs-Elysées, dubbed “the most beautiful avenue in the world” is a must during a stay in Paris. It begins at the Place de la Concorde and ends at the Arc de Triomphe (2 km). All along this famous street, you will find restaurants, shopping, luxury brands but also great museums: the Grand and Petit Palais, or the Museum of Discovery. It also provides a framework for greater popular events (July 14 parade, Christmas illuminations, the tower arrival of France etc).