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ARC DE TRIOMPHE
By Megan Sandry
Description

Measurements
 162
feet tall
 150 feet wide
 72 feet deep

Location
 Center
of the Place
Charles de Gaulle
 Western end of
Champs-Élysées
History


Commissioned by Napoleon in honor of the great Army
Built between the years of 1806 to 1836
Architect Chalgrin began the Arc in 1806.
 After Chalgrin’s death, Joust continued the building process
from1811-1814.
 Work on the monument stopped after Napoleon was
defeated.
 In 1833, work on the monument began again with a new
purpose.
 Blouet is the architect who had the privilege of finishing the
Arc.


Inaugurated on July 29, 1823
Attractions


The Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier, in
honor of soldiers killed
in World War l.
The eternal flame, which
is still burning in honor
of the unknown soldier. It
was lit on November 11,
1923.

Relit every evening
around 6:30
Materials

What is it made of?
 It

is made of stone.
Why did they choose
this material?
 It
can withstand many
weather conditions.
 It does not damage
easily.
 Stone was common
during that time
period.
Fun Facts




A small plane could fly
through the opening in the
Arc because it is so wide.
It takes 248 steps to reach
the top of the Arc from
ground level.
The Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier represents1,500,000
fallen soldiers.
The eternal flame is always
lit by a family member of
one of the fallen soldiers.
Bibliography
"Arc De Triomphe Paris - Paris Attractions - Arc De Triomphe." Arc De
Triomphe Paris - Paris Attractions - Arc De Triomphe. N.p., n.d. Web.
10 Oct. 2013. <http://www.arcdetriompheparis.com/>.
Peterson, Perri. "Fun Facts - Arc De Triomphe." Fun Facts - Arc De
Triomphe. Google Sites, 17 Feb. 2012. Web. 10 Oct. 2013.
<https://sites.google.com/site/frenchproject2222/Announcements/f
unfacts>.
Sullivan, Mary Ann. "The Arc De Triomphe, Paris France." The Arc De
Triomphe, Paris France. Bluffton, 2001. Web. 10 Oct. 2013.
<http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/arctriomphe/arc.html>.
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