Arc de Triomphe in Paris (France) - monument

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Place Charles de Gaulle at Champs Élysées Boulevard and Avenue de la Grande Armée, France, Paris

Date of build

1806-1836

  • Other building names: Arc de Triomphe
  • Building type: Monument, Monument
  • Architectural style: Classicism
  • Material: Stone
  • Cost: 9.3 million francs
  • Height: 50 meters
  • Architect: Jean-Francois-Thérè se Chalgrin i Jean-Armand Raymond
Arc de Triomphe description and facts:

The construction of the monument was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 to celebrate his military conquest, especially at Austerlitz. At the top, the names of the greatest victories are carved in the semi-circle. Smaller victories are described inside the arc, along with the names of 558 generals (including several Poles), the names of those who fell on the battlefield are underlined.

The Arc de Triomphe is modeled on the Arch of Constantine in Rome, but it is twice as tall, it is 50 m tall, 45 m wide and 16 deep.

At the top of the arch Napoleon's monument was to be found, but after his fall, the idea was abandoned. Now there is an observation deck, which can be reached by elevator or stairs.

On May 22, 1855, Wiktor Hugo's body was solemnly laid at the monument.

On February 2, 1916, on the day of the Battle of Verdun, the sword held by the figure representing France was eliminated. The sculpture was hidden from the inhabitants, so that they would not consider it a sign of future misfortune.

On November 11, 1920, an unknown French soldier was burnt at the monument, since then every November 11 (the Day of Suspension of the Arms) the president has made a wreath there.

The right side of the arch represents a sculpture known as "La Marseillaise". The left side of the arch represents Napoleon's triumph in 1810.

The Arc de Triomphe is an indicative mark in Paris because of its mass, beauty and the fact that 12 avenues cross each other where it stands.

When in 1730 the decision was made to build the monument, only 5 streets met in this place. The remaining 7 were added in the years 1853-1870.

The initial construction plans included building a huge elephant-shaped hotel with a theater. But because of the large number of elephant-shaped hotels around the world, this idea was abandoned.

Official website: http://www.arcdetriompheparis.com

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spartanin
#46
spartanin
10 years ago
ekstra na historie
ja
#45
ja
12 years ago
Byłam widziałam jest suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuppppppppeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!11
zakm94
#44
zakm94
12 years ago
super na plaste
Julka z Gniezna  15 lat
#43
Julka z Gniezna 15 lat
12 years ago
Buziaki dla wszystkich
Misiek231
#42
Misiek231
12 years ago
Super stronka przyda mi sie na historie :-)
Olu
#41
Olu
12 years ago
mam zrobic na plastyke łuk triumfalny.. hehe no moze cos z tego sciagne do mojego pomyslu ... widze ze sa pewne bledy ;] ale nie tego tu szukam ;p pozdrawiam
Historyk
#40
Historyk
13 years ago
Aż się za głowe złapałam!! Strona z błedami!! łuk triumfalny jest zbudowany w stylu klasycystycznym!!
.
#39
.
13 years ago
kiedy przejeżdżałam obok łuku nie sądziłam, że jest on taki potężny. zamieszczony na tej stronie wykres daje duzo do myslenia...
XXX
#38
XXX
13 years ago
Ha,ha a ja wlasnie jestem teraz w Paryzu.A co do strony to super
Alisha
#37
Alisha
13 years ago
straszne głupoty tu pisza!! Łuk triumfalny to klasycyzm nie styl romański!!!!!!
:)
#36
:)
13 years ago
stronka super, tlyko ogólnie dużo pomyłek, np. w datach itp. ktoś mógłby to sprawdzić, co? bo tak troche niepwenie brać z tąd informacje :) pozdrówki XD
kala
#35
kala
13 years ago
aaaajjjććććć... a aj mam zrobić łuk triumfalny;( koszmar
angelika
#34
angelika
13 years ago
thx, naprawde bardzo przydały mi się te materiały na technike !!! pozdrawiam
magdusia
#33
magdusia
13 years ago
spoko!przyda mi sie na kolokwium
Gosia
#32
Gosia
13 years ago
Zajebiste, dzieki, brakowalo mi stylu budowy a tu RK CUK i mam :o)
q.
#31
q.
13 years ago
dzięki przydało się na historie:*
siwa
#30
siwa
13 years ago
fajne zdiątka i ciekawe informacje przyda sie do konkursu
siwa
#29
siwa
13 years ago
fajne zdiątka i ciekawe informacje przyda sie do konkursu
wiktor
#28
wiktor
13 years ago
dzieki przyda sie na histe
xxx
#27
xxx
13 years ago
teee styl naucz się sztuki:D
Maly
#26
Maly
13 years ago
Świetna strona, tylko przydalyby sie troche ogólniejsze opisy. Za duzo szczególów. Pozdr
STYL
#25
STYL
13 years ago
Styl: Romański :( prosze zmieńcie to natychmiast, jaki romański romański to średniowiecze. To jest klasycyzm!
kto
#24
kto
13 years ago
naprawde super!!!!!!!!! strona ;)
Ala
#23
Ala
13 years ago
polecam tę stronkę. Jest super :P (bardzo przydatna na historie..)
Tati321
#22
Tati321
14 years ago
Jest świetny!Z resztą cały Paryż jest świetny hehe.

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