Arc de Triomphe in Paris (France) - monument
Where is located Arc de Triomphe?
Address of Arc de Triomphe is Place Charles de Gaulle at Champs Élysées Boulevard and Avenue de la Grande Armée, France, Paris
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When was built Arc de Triomphe?
Built date of Arc de Triomphe is 1806-1836
Facts, informations and history of Arc de Triomphe
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.
In memory of the Napoleonic victories, the names of five Polish cities were inscribed on the arch: Gdańsk, Wrocław, Ostrołęka, Pułtusk and Lidzbark Warmiński.
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.
Architect of Arc de Triomphe
How many meters have Arc de Triomphe?
Height of Arc de Triomphe is 50 meters
Architectural style of Arc de Triomphe is Classicism
Classicism is an architectural style that originated in Europe in the 18th century and lasted until the end of the 19th century. Its name is derived from the Greek word 'klasis', meaning 'classic', which means perfection and perfect model. In classicism, adherence to the principles of proportion and harmony is paramount, which is evident in the simple and regular forms of buildings. ... czytaj więcej.
What material is the building made of?
Arc de Triomphe is made of the following materials: Stone
Build cost of Arc de Triomphe is 9.3 million francs
The building is also known by other common names or in the original language, i.e. Arc de Triomphe
The official website of the building, where up-to-date information can be found, is http://www.arcdetriompheparis.com