The Arc de Triomphe is a neoclassical version of the ancient Roman triumphal arch. The view from the top of the arch, 50 meters high, is worth it. You can see all the Parisian avenues that arise from the arch to enter the City of Light. Paris is one of the most fascinating places in the world, and you will be at the center of it.
Napoleon, inspired by the great arches of ancient Rome, had the Arc de Triomphe built shortly after his victory at Austerlitz. Unfortunately, he did not live to see it finished, but that's what happens when you design something so elaborate: sculptures in relief at the base of each of the four pillars and ornate soldiers in the upper frieze, in addition to the names of 128 battles and 558 generals. It took thirty years, but it was worth it.
At the base of the arch, the tomb of the unknown soldier pays homage to the 1.3 million French soldiers who died in the First World War. The unknown soldier had his burial in 1921, under the eternal flame that every day at 6:30 p.m. An exhibition explains the symbolic importance of this monument. Do not forget to visit it (after ascending to the top).
Going over the arch makes it worthwhile to climb the 284 steps. All of Paris can be seen from 50 meters high. Unlike the obligatory visit to the Eiffel Tower, climbing the Arc de Triomphe is an effort that is not undertaken by all tourists. In addition, with our tickets without queues, virtually no one will prevent you from passing.