Arc de Triomphe de I’Étoile or known as Arc de Triomphe Paris is a winning arch monument in Paris. This monument is located in the center of Place de I’Étoile, in the west of Champ-Élysées. This monument was built as a command from Napoleon Bonaparte to respect his great army.
History of Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe is one of the popular monument in Paris, located in Chaillot Hill. This monument has planned to built since 1806 by Napoleon Bonaparte after his victory of the Austerlitz war. The construction of its base foundation could be finished in 2 years and when Napoleon came to Paris with Archduchess Marie-Louise from Austria in 1810, he could saw this monument with its wooden construction.
The architect of this monument, Jean Chalgrin was dead in 1811. Then, it was continued by Jean-Nicholas Huyot. During the restoration of Bourbon in France, the building process of this monument was stopped until 1833 under the leading of King Louise-Philippe. The corpse of napoleon Bonaparte was carried through this monument in December 15th 1840 on the way to Invalides. A cemetery of unknown soldier was seated under Arc de Triomphe to respect the First World War victims in January 28th 1921.
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