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Arc de Triomphe, the iconic triumphal arch, forms the focus of the main east-west road axis of Paris, running between the Louvre and the Grande Arche de la Défense in the west. The monument was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 as a tribute to his victories as Emperor of France - it was finally completed in 1836, long after his death. 50 m (150 ft) high and 45 m wide, the Arc de Triomphe is decorated with battle scenes and martial sculptures that includes La Marseillaise by Rude. More recently, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was placed beneath the arch in 1920, where an eternal flame burns in tribute to the French dead of both World Wars. The arch is surrounded by a large roundabout, aptly known as l'Etoile - 'the star' - with 12 thoroughfares leading off from it. Visitors can purchase a ticket to climb to the top of the arch, from where magnificent views spread out over western Paris. Admission to a small museum devoted to the history and meaning of the monument is included. The central island and the arch are accessed by an underground passage.

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About Arc de Triomphe

 place Charles de Gaulle

 Nearest Transit: Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Line No. 1, 2, 6)

 +33 1 01 11 01

 http://arc-de-triomphe.monuments-nationaux.fr

Arc de Triomphe and Nearby Attractions on Map

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Musee Nissim de Camondo(1.4 km)

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Eglise de la Madeleine(1.7 km)
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Champs Elysees

Champs Elysees(0.8 km)
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Musee Rodin

Musee Rodin(2.4 km)
A museum dedicated to the life and work of the great sculptor.

Musee du quai Branly

Musee du quai Branly(1.4 km)
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Musee National des Arts Asiatiques

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